Okra is known for its distinct texture and sticky juice. It is said that okra is beneficial to prevent heat fatigue. Children tend to like okra because of the mild taste.
Okra can be eaten raw. If boiled quickly, the texture will become smooth. Remove fuzz for a softer texture and bright green color when cooked. To remove fuzz, sprinkle a small amount of salt over okra and rub them together. If the fuzz is hard, use a paper towel.
Cut okra in slices, and the star-shaped okra pieces will add something fun to your dishes. In Japan, it is often seasoned, vinegared, stir-fried, deep-fried, and stewed. Okra is a perfect plant for anyone who is new to growing vegetables because it has a high tolerance for heat and is easy to grow.