History and Facts:
Okra is an integral ingredient in many Creole dishes, famous in New Orleans. A pasty flavor is sometimes associated with cooked okra which results from pods being broken during cooking or overcooking.
Okra is low in calories, with only 29 calories per 3.5 ounce serving. Okra is a good source of vitamins A and C.
Okra should be stored at temperatures between 45 and 50 degrees at relative humidity, with a typical shelf life of 7 to 10 days. Okra should be purchased in lots that will ensure a one-day turnover.