2 lbs. Okra is also known as gumbo, Okra is a staple of down-home southern cooking. It is responsible for the thickening of the famous Creole Louisiana Gumbo. It has a subtle taste, similar to eggplant.
Raw okra is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, and also containes thiamin, folate and magnesium.
Young, tender okra can be frozen, but must be blanched first.
Fun Fact: Okra comes from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus.