Top 6 Okro Health Benefits (Research Finds)

Okro Health Benefits

Okro health benefits, the plant is popularly known as okro in West Africa and is scientifically known as Abelmoschus esculentus.

Okro vegetable is grown in both tropical and temperate climates. The health advantages of okro are critical to the human immune system.

Okro nutrition facts

NutrientAmount
Protein 1.93 g
Carbohydrate7.45 g
Glucose0.32 g
Iron0.62 g
Magenesium57 mg
Potassium299 mg
Vitamin C23 mg
Sucrose0.6 g
source

Benefits of okro water to ladies

  1. Controls diabetes
  2. Helps in bone formation
  3. Dietery fiber for easy digestion
  4. It heps with Anaemia
  5. Reduces constipation
  6. It helps with weight loss

Uses of Okro

  • Okro can be used in making soup and sometimes others prefer
  • Using okro for a stew instead of the soup
  • Roasted Okro
  • Boiling and drinking okro water for health purposes

Okro Consumption

Okro Consumption is very high in Ghana, especially in the Volta Region of Ghana. The voltarians use okro for almost every dish they consume. The popular dishes consumed in the volta region include Akple and Okro soup, Dzemkple, Agbeli kaklo, and Yake Yake. All these dishes can be eaten with okro soup or stew.

In the Akan community in Ghana Okro is used in eating a maize and cassava diet called “Banku”. This dish can be served with either the okro soup or the Okro stew.

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