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Ladies Finger (Bhindi)

Lady’s finger or okra is a green edible pod vegetable. It is consumed all over the world from Asia, America to Africa. Known by various names such a ‘gumbo’ in the U.S, guibeiro in Portuguese, banya in Egypt, bhindi in India, is believed to have originated in Ethiopia. It is a natural thickening agent and is used in curry or dishes with gravy or can be eaten stir-fried. In Japan, the leaves of Ladies Finger are eaten as Salad.

Nutritional Fact

100 gm of lady’s finger contains:

  • Energy: 31 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7.03g
  • protein: 2.0g
  • Dietary Fibre: 3.2g

It also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron, Calcium, and Manganese.

Health Benefits

  • Lady Fingers is highly effective in lowering blood sugar levels and has anti-diabetic properties.
  • Lady Finger improves blood capillary functions.
  •  It has a laxative quality and helps prevent constipation.
  •  Antiseptic and Antibacterial effects of ladyfinger can reduce sore throat.
  •  The soothing effect of a lady's finger is used to treat sunburn and heatstroke.
  •  Iron in the lady's finger prevents anemia.


 Choose fresh Ladies Finger pods with green color skin. It should be crispy and immature pods. It can be stored in a refrigerator and can be consumed within 4-5 days.

Other Information

Country of Origin: India

Sourced and marketed by: Pureroot

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Ladies Finger (Bhindi)
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