Okra

Okra was a colour to me until I was introduced to Mumfood. Mumfood, in case you didn’t know, is food made by His Mum. And just so you know there’s no food in the world like Mumfood. (Having said that, I’d like to pipe up that I just loooooooove my dad’s cooking!)

Okra, also known as Lady’s Fingers, is a flowering plant in the mallow family along with species like cotton and cocoa. It is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world for its fibrous octagonal fruits containing round, white seeds.

In the Caribbean okra is cooked and eaten in soups and stews where it adds flavour and helps giving the dish a slightly thicker texture.

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~ by evalenastyf on June 10, 2008.

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