Fresh Okra

About the Produce

The World of Okra

Discover the delicious and versatile okra at Nelson Family Farms. Our okra is grown with care and is available year round at our store. Come visit us and try this nutritious and flavorful vegetable!

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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Okra

Okra is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is a good source of vitamin C, folate, and magnesium. It also contains antioxidants and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Okra

Eating okra may help improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and regulate blood sugar levels. It may also have anti-cancer properties and promote healthy skin and hair.

Peak Season

Seasonal Availability

While okra is available year round at our store, it is at its peak during the summer months. This is when it is the freshest and most flavorful.
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Varieties We Carry*

We offer a variety of okra, including Clemson Spineless, Emerald, Annie Oakley and more. Each variety has its own unique flavor and texture, so be sure to try them all!
*Subject to availability
FAQs for
Okra should be stored in a paper bag or wrapped in a paper towel in the refrigerator. It is best to use it within 2-3 days of purchase.
Okra can be prepared in a variety of ways, including sautéing, roasting, or adding it to soups and stews. Be sure to wash and dry it before cooking.
Some people may find okra to be slimy when cooked, but this can be reduced by cooking it quickly over high heat or by adding an acidic ingredient, such as lemon juice or vinegar.
Yes, okra can be frozen for later use. It is best to blanch it first before freezing to help preserve its texture and flavor.
Okra is technically a fruit, as it contains seeds, but it is commonly referred to as a vegetable and is used in savory dishes.

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