Okra is the unripe fruit of the Abelmoschus Esculentus Linn, a plant, which is used as vegetable. The name Abelmoschus is divided from the Arabic “abu-I-mosk” which means “father of the musk”. This because of the musk nosing seed.
The plant has big, yellow, Hibiscus like flowers which grow in the armpit, and can grow up to two meters. The pods are women finger shaped, with groves, and are five to fifteen centimeters long. The taste of okra is a combination of bean, asparagus, and eggplant.
Nature’s Pride gets most of its okra from Thailand. The regular packaging for okra is two kilogram loose in a carton box. The optimum growth temperature for okra is 20-30C. From March till May it is peak season. However the product year-round available.
Okra origins from Ethiopia and has been cultivated by the Egyptians around 1100 before Chr. Via North Africa and the Middle East the plant has been spread further. Nowadays okra is grown in almost all (sub)tropical regions.