Opening up to Okra

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), known in many English-speaking countries as lady’s fingers, bhindi, or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the Malvaceae family, along with cacao, cotton, and hibiscus. Okra likely originated in an area that includes present-day Ethiopia, the mountainous or plateau portion of Eritrea, and the eastern, higher part of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It still grows wild […]