Okra, also known as okra or ladyfingers, is one of the most popular and nutritious vegetables from northeast Africa. The plant is cultivated in tropical and warm temperate regions. Grows best in dry, well-drained soil. Okra fruits are one of the lowest calorie vegetables. 100 g serving contains 30 calories, no cholesterol and saturated fat. However, the vegetable is a rich source of fiber, minerals, vitamins, and is often recommended by nutritionists for weight control. Okra contains a sticky substance that aids in intestinal motility and relieves the symptoms of constipation. Okra contains a considerable amount of vitamin A and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Vitamin A, as you know, is necessary to maintain a healthy state of mucous membranes and skin. Ladyfingers are very rich in B vitamins (niacin, vitamin B6, thiamine and pantothenic acid), vitamin C and K. It is worth noting that vitamin K is a cofactor for blood clotting enzymes and is essential for strong bones.