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Old 01-11-2014, 10:20 PM   #9619
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LAST THING I WILL SAY BOUT OKRA, aka okrie....

Health benefits of Okra

The 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 rich fiber and mucilaginous content in okra pods help in smooth peristalsis of digested food particles and relieve constipation condition.

The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the green 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 the body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect the body from harmful free radicals.

The veggies 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 an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:24 PM   #9620
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LAST THING I WILL SAY BOUT OKRA, aka okrie....

Health benefits of Okra

The 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 rich fiber and mucilaginous content in okra pods help in smooth peristalsis of digested food particles and relieve constipation condition.

The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the green 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 the body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect the body from harmful free radicals.

The veggies 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 an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
Wow Diane !!!

That is a mouth full .... buff said !!!!

Cheers !!!
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Cut and paste..... Even on an ipad.... Lol.... But i will pick avocado over it any day........
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My parrots think okra is wonderful. I give them fresh raw pods and they love tearing them up. I don't know how much they actually consume, but they sure have fun. Me, not so much.
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Yep. But if it is breaded and fried Georgia style, it be gooder than grits! Yes sir.

It be good fer y'all.
Heck, it be good fer all y'all.
Grits? Another southern great food..... A whole nother post.... Cheese grits, buttered grits, shrimp and grits... YUM...... Btw, DH wont eat grits either.....

Night all.... Think i will have grits for b'fast.....
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:33 PM   #9624
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LAST THING I WILL SAY BOUT OKRA, aka okrie....

Health benefits of Okra

The 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 rich fiber and mucilaginous content in okra pods help in smooth peristalsis of digested food particles and relieve constipation condition.

The pods contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the green 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 the body develop immunity against infectious agents, reduce episodes of cold and cough and protect the body from harmful free radicals.

The veggies 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 an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
Yup... I am sure it has got to be good fer ya... if ya can hack it...
I'm biased as my first encounter with it was during a horrible situation in my life... in a bowl of tomato based soup and it was slimy and stringy and I was sick from a horrible sunburn I got on Padre Island and I was pretty much being abandoned by my parents and being forced to break up with my boyfriend at the time.... so it holds a lot of negative energy for me.

But I don't hold it against anyone else who consumes it. enjoy!
My youngest son brought some home this summer and breaded and fried it up and liked it and asked me why I never grow it. That kind of nudged me into thinking about all that the poor little vegetable represented to me in my life. It's hardy... I think it can handle my shunning. I do think they have gorgeous flowers though.
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[QUOTE="MartySQ;1880523"]virginiamtns... there is a lady posting about her lost african gray thread called lost in starvation. Poster's username is TravelinZann[/QUOTE

Thanks for the heads up. I posted a reply. Poor lady has been through a lot.
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Yep. But if it is breaded and fried Georgia style, it be gooder than grits! Yes sir. It be good fer y'all. Heck, it be good fer all y'all.
X2! Or even the way a Canadian friend made it for us...something involving frying first to remove the gluey juice, then mixing it with...I forget what...and reheating in the crockpot. Whatever! It was delishus. Details at 9:00.

Cheers & arigato gozaimas!
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Grits? Another southern great food..... A whole nother post.... Cheese grits, buttered grits, shrimp and grits... YUM...... Btw, DH wont eat grits either..... Night all.... Think i will have grits for b'fast.....
Oh yes!! And I brought grits south with me, too. Coals to Newcastle, methinks. I'll join you in the grits for b'fast. With a poached egg on top. Or maple syrple. Or both.

Or maybe I'll just have breakfast right now to save time in the morning.

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We really are mutants, for days now we have talked about okra. No mention of b____ anywhere. I think the Ladies have mutated our thread toward the more healthy!
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Sorry Diwizi, didn't mean to upset you or anyone else. There are very few veggies that I like. Seems I'm not alone. Wasn't there a president that also didn't like it?

I had grits once while in the Army. Like eating sand. Give me crispy hash browns anytime.
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Or maple syrple. Or both. Sue
Did you steal that from me?

Other foods that will never cross my lips. Turnips and parsnips (Dunner just started a food fight). Parents tried to force me to eat them when I was young. I sat alone at the table while everyone else was outside having fun. I won.
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Okra... a four letter word.
Exactly! Can't stand the stuff!

What's the point of it anyway?
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Kinda like broccoli and cauliflower... and, and.... I could go on and on, but most of them are green. I do like lettuce, peppers and corn and potatoes. In fact, I grown my own peppers and corn.
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