Boiled Lady’s Fingers or Okra

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Not by any scientific study, when taste buds are satiated to a particular taste, the tendency is to crave for other tastes. Try boiled okra dipped in fish sauce with siling labuyo to lower the level of your extravagant gustation.

Why crave for expensive dishes when you can satisfy your taste buds with cheaper ones. No offense to some people who just pretend that they do not like the slimy characteristics of okra, but I know that they themselves hate peoples that is pretentious therefore please refrain from being one.

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Boiled okra dipped in fish sauce with siling labuyo matched with fried fish.

Okra is really gooey but you can lessen it by just adding to sour dishes like sinigang or paksiw or just dipping it on calamansi juice or vinegar with siling labuyo. The taste is really sweet as the same with most vegetable and it do not have an aftertaste.

Lady’s fingers or okra has and always been recommended nutritious food ever since.

I wonder why some Antipoleños still have malnutrition problems since it is one of the cheapest vegetable on the market and it is very easy to grow. Okra is cheap and available in all seasons. You can actually grow an okra plants in a pot.

My friend Arnel has a small plot of okra and eggplant just beside their house in Gloria Heights and he could even share the vegetables to the neighbors. Instead of planting that medicinal marijuana which is still illegal in the Philippines, plant okra to stay healthy.

Why Okra?

Okra is rich in Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Niacin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Manganese, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin. Wow,  a very promising vegetable that is also rich in antioxidants.