University of Illinois Extension about Okra:

Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients. Nearly half of which is soluble fiber in the form of gums and pectins. Soluble fiber helps to lower serum cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The other half is insoluble fiber which helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy decreasing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Nearly 10% of the recommended levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid are also present in a half cup of cooked okra.

 

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup sliced, cooked okra):

  • Calories 25
  • Dietary Fiber 2 grams
  • Protein 1.52 grams
  • Carbohydrates 5.76 grams
  • Vitamin A 460 IU
  • Vitamin C 13.04 mg
  • Folic acid 36.5 micrograms
  • Calcium 50.4 mg
  • Iron 0.4 mg
  • Potassium 256.6 mg
  • Magnesium 46 mg

 

"Turlitava" Stew with Okra and Ground Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 15 Okra
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Parsley
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Black pepper
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Sea salt
  • 1 Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Fry chopped onions, carrots and peppers.
  2. Add ground beef and and fry it quietly. Add salt it.
  3. After 5-10 minutes add chopped cubes of potato, zucchini, eggplant and grated tomato.
  4. When the vegetables nearly cooked, add okra and cook another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add pepper and parsley.

 

“Turlitava” Stew with Okra and Ground Beef

 

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