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Okra is an edible green seed pod that’s typically used in Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Okra grows almost anywhere that corn will, but it particularly thrives in warm climates.

Okra is a great source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also contains a notable amount of calcium and potassium.

Fresh okra should be used quickly and stored in a plastic produce bag in the fridge for no more than a week.

Whole okra pods can be frozen for several months as long as they are blanched and dried before being placed in a sealed freezer bag.