Lady’s fingers has different local names like okra, bhindi, vendakkai etc. This is a very good source of protein. Tryptophan, cysteine and other sulphur containing amino acids are present there.

Vitamin C is is present as a main antioxidant. It is rich in fibre also. It is rich in folic acid and vitamin A and B6. It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Lady’s fingers are useful in

• It help to stabilize bood sugar levels
• It is useful in the detoxification
• It is a good natural laxative and prevents constipation
• It binds excess cholesterol in bile acids
• The fibre present in Lady’s fingers is good for the bacteria anus thus contributes the health of the intestine
• It gives enery and acts against depression
• It is used to heal ulcers
• It helps the joints to be healthy
• It is a very good alkaline food
• It helps healing in acid reflux
• It helps reducing cancer, especially the colo-rectal cancer

Lday’s fingers must be cooked as little as possible to retain the nutrients present. Cooking with low heat or lightly steamed or raw is the best way to get all the benefits.