Written by admin on January 9, 2021
Okra is most often used in the uk, united states and the philippines, with a variant pronunciation in caribbean english and nigeria of okro. The word okra is from the igbo okra.
Okra is an allopolyploid of uncertain parentage (proposed parents include abelmoschus ficulneus, a. Tuberculatus and a reported "diploid" form of okra). Truly wild (as opposed to naturalised) populations are not known with certainty and the species may be a cultigen.
The seed pods rapidly become fibrous and woody and, to be edible as a vegetable, must be harvested when immature, usually within a week after pollination. Okra is available in two varieties, green and red. Red okra carries the same flavor as the more popular green okra and differs only in color. When cooked, the red okra pods turn green.
By Olivia Smith