Where does okra come from?

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asked Mar 15, 2020 in Gardening by Chaodobu (310 points)
Where does okra come from?

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answered Mar 16, 2020 by Tygray88 (500 points)
Okra originally originated somewhere around Ethiopia, and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians by the 12th century B.C.

After Okra was found where it originated the okras cultivation spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Then the seed pods were eaten cooked, and the seeds were toasted and ground, used as a coffee substitute (and still is).

Okra is a very healthy and nutritious food to eat and it's also very easy to grow and Okra grows in most places.

I grow Okra along with my other food every year and I freeze the excess Okra too have through the winter.
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answered Dec 8, 2020 by Larry S (42,350 points)
Okra originated in Ethiopia, and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians by the 12th century B.C.

Okra is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that help reduce the risk of serious health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Okra is also a good source of: Magnesium. Folate

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