The cultivation of okra extends throughout the tropics and warmer parts of temperate Asia .It is commercially grown in India, Turkey, Iran, West Africa Yugoslavia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cyprus, and southern USA
Okra biologically is classified as a fruit. It is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking mostly in Africa and some part of Southern American. Low in calories but packed full of nutrients, the vitamin C in okra helps support healthy immune function. Rich in vitamin A and antioxidants that helps reduce the risk of some health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Okra is also a good source of magnesium and has a PH level of 7.5 once digested.
Also known as gumbo is a tall growing warm season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus. This velvety green fruit which is again mistaken to be a vegetable is a fruit. Okra also usually called lady’s finger is a flowering plant with edible seed pods. Primarily used as vegetable and most times used in the cooking of soups and stews.