What are the nutrients of okra?

- Sep 24, 2020-

Yellow okra is also known as okra, lamb bean, kidney-tonifying vegetables, etc. Its tender fruits and leaves can be eaten. it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, it is rich in trace elements such as zinc and selenium. The United States, Britain, France, Japan and other countries have included it in the list of green foods in the new century. The Americans gave it an easier to remember the name of the residence is "Plant Viagra", the Japanese call it "Green Ginseng".So what are the nutrients of it ? What are the health benefits ? Today, I will give you a detailed introduction, hoping to help the development and utilization of it.

Okra extract

◆Trace elements:

Okra is rich in essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids and trace elements. The study found that lamb bean contains 32% of the essential amino acids in the human body. In addition, the content of trace elements of Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, Ca, Mg in the seeds is higher than that of the capsule peel, the content of Zn is 4.6mg/100g, which is higher than that of turtles, whose trace elements can anti-aging, improve the body's immunity and contribute to health.


The tender pods of okra contain 19.92% total sugars, 2.00% polysaccharides, and 9.4% fat. The mucous substances contained in the tender pods are a mixture of polygalactose, galactan, arabinan and pectin. Among them, pectin is a kind of soluble fiber, which is highly valued in the new concept of modern health care. It can promote the excretion of organic substances in the body, reduce the accumulation of toxins in the body, and reduce the content of blood sugar and cholesterol. Regular consumption of it can help digestion, enhance physical strength, and protect the liver.

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◆Protein composition:

Okra is rich in protein and contains 18 kinds of amino acids required by the human body. The rich arginine and histidine can meet the normal physiological functions of the elderly and infants. It is not only a potential source of high protein, but also contains high levels of lysine. It has high nutritional and health care value. it is a high-potassium and low-sodium vegetable, which helps to enhance vasodilator power, improve heart relaxation, and maintain water balance in the body. Especially it is suitable for patients with heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease

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