abelmoschus esculentus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Enlarge picture
okra

okra

Also called Ochro, Okoro, Quimgombo, Quingumbo, Ladies Fingers and Gumbo. Hibiscus-like flowers and seed pods that are delicious when picked young and tender. Eat raw, steamed of cooked.. Ripe seeds have been used as a substitute for coffee and can be dried and powdered for storage. In Mallow family so its very mucilaginous, meaning it emits a slimy goo when cooked. Very good for you, high in fiber, unsaturated fats, oleic and linoleic acids.
References in periodicals archive ?
pylori to sections of human gastric mucosa Fluorescent area Bacterial adhesion after (%) related to blinded fluorescent the negative Pre-treatment of bacteria microscopic evaluation control Untreated (negative control) + + + + + 100 3'-/6'-Sialyllactose - 0 (positive control) Abelmoschus esculentus + 20 extract (positive control) EPs 7630, 10 mg/ml - 0 EPs 7630, 1 mg/ml + 33 EPs 7630, 0.
The effect of mercury on root length, stem length, leaf area, and dry-matter production of Abelmoschus esculentus is inversely proportional to the concentration (Ganesan & Manoharan, 1983).
P1990, Effect of Municipal waste water on the yield and heavy metal content of Abelmoschus esculentus (L), Oikeassay 7, 5-7.