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Okra

Other names: okro, quingombo

A vegetable popular in the Southern part of the U.S. Okra is used in gumbo both for flavor and as a thickener. It is also fried and served as a side dish or as part of a salad. Okra is best when purchased fresh but it is available canned and frozen. The pods were brought to the US by Ethiopian slaves.
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Substitute for okra

As a thickener, use gumbo file.

Equivalents

1 lb   =   35 pods, 1 1/2 to 2 cups sliced
16oz canned = 1 3/4 cups chopped or sliced
1 lb - 1 1/2-2 cups sliced
10 oz frozen = 1 1/4 cups chopped/sliced

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#11278)
Serving Size
1 cup (100 grams)
Calories
31
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
8mg
Potassium
303mg
Total Carbohydrates
7g
  Dietary Fiber
3g
  Sugars
1g
Protein
2g
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sci_04
1/14/2011
also known as lady fingers (especially in Indian cooking)


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