Okro is . We retail in 1 mudu. Fresh Okro can be used to cook soups. Did you know it is fast gaining a reputation as a so-called ‘superfood’ for people with or at risk of diabetes or cancer. It is also referred to as ladyfingers and is known to have a positive effect on blood sugar control, among many other health benefits. These tender pods are very low in calories, providing just 30 calories per 100 g, and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. They are also rich in nutrients, and have no adverse side effects.
How can it help treat diabetes
Evidence of okra having anti-diabetic properties has increased in recent years, with multiple Vitro (laboratory) and Vivo (animal) studies confirming okra as a potent blood glucose-lowering (or anti-diabetic) food. Some people with diabetes have reported decreasing blood sugar levels after soaking cut-up okra pieces in water overnight and then drinking the juice in the morning. In Turkey roasted Okro are used as a traditional diabetes medicine .
Method of preparation copied from cheflolaskitchen.com
- Start by creating a base stock for the Okro soup by boiling the roast turkey or any other meat of choice with salt, seasoning cube and onions. Cook till tender.
- While the meat is boiling, mince half of the onions in a food processor or a chopper and slice the other half. Set aside
- Mince the red bell pepper and habanero pepper in the chopper and set aside
- Once the meat is tender, add the minced pepper, onions, crayfish, and locust bean and leave to cook for about 10 minutes.
- Shred and add the washed dry fish and leave to soften for about 5 minutes.
- Add the palm oil and the shrimps and the minced and sliced Okro. Leave to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes depending on how crunchy you want the okro to be.
- Stir in the spinach and mix until wilted.
- Take away from heat immediately and serve.
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