Benefits of ladys finger
The rich folate content in okra can help decrease the incidence of neural tube defects in babies. The pods are an also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Okra is somewhat related to cotton and hollyhock. Okra plant can grow up to 9 feet in height with heart shaped leaves that is palmate with 5 to 7 lobes. Okra flowers are large with 5 petals colored white or yellow and sometimes with a reddish purple base.