Baby Okra – 1.1lb

Baby Okra – 1.1lb
Our Price$8.99
12 to 24 $8.09
25 to 48 $7.64
49 to 500 $7.19
Code2459
BrandSera
UPC8690777103121
Expiration Date Stock Qty
September 30, 2019 34

Weight1.50


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Sera Çiçek Bamya ~ 500g

Okra, also known as "lady's finger", or "bamia" is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. The pods usually gathered while they are green, tender, and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or "pods." Bamia grows best in well-drained and manure rich soil.

Botanically, okra is a perennial flowering plant belongs to the Malvaceae (mallows) family, and named scientifically as Abelmoschus esculentus.

Health benefits of Okra
The bamia pods are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.

The pods are one of the rich sources of mucilage substance that help in smooth peristalsis of digested food through the gut and ease constipation condition.

The pods compose healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the vegetables with highest levels of these anti-oxidants. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Fresh pods are the good source of folates; provide about 22% of RDA per 100 g. Consumption of foods rich in folates, especially during the pre-conception period helps decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in the offspring.

The gumbo pods are also an excellent source of anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-C, providing about 36% of daily-recommended levels. Research suggests that consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps human body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect it from harmful free radicals.

They are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones.

The pods are also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.

Ingredients: Okra, Water, Tomato. Salt, Citric Acid*

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 120g
Serving Per Container 4
 
Amount Per Serving 120g 
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 26
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0%
   Trans Fat 0g 
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 472mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
   Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
   Sugars 3g 
Protein 2g 4%
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
 Calories:2,000
Total FatLess than65g
 Sat FatLess than20g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
 Dietary Fiber25g