Okra is an important Vitamin C, Vitamin, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, calcium, iron and folate source. And it is full of fiber. It is a great support for digestive system of your little gourmets.
If your baby suffers from constipation, you definitely need to include okra in his menu. Gummy structure of the okra will help to solve the constipation problem of your little ones.
Okra is not high in calorie. If your baby is a little chubby, okra is an ideal food for you. Because 100 grams of okra is 30 calories.
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Keep in mind
When buying okra, pick the ones that have a velvety structure. It will be hard to digest the tinned ones.
You must wash okra thoroughly before cooking. This way it will stay fresh.
If you want to keep okra in fridge, keep it inside a paper bag. It is best to cook it the day you bought it. It last 2-3 days in the fridge.
Some cut the top of okra like a cone, some cook it directly without cutting. It is up to you and your baby. But if you wish to cut it, cut it slowly like you are peeling a fruit. If you cut it too much then the gummy material would come out while cooking the okra food. And your food will be unappealing.
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Nutritional value per 100 gram okra;
Protein 2 gram
Vitamin C 21.1 mg
Vitamin A 375 IU
Vitamin E 0.36 mg
Vitamin K 53 mcg
Potassium 303 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Calcium 81 mg