what is okra, what does it taste like, why is it greasy?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Okra is actually a pod that holds the seeds of a flowering plant related to the hibiscus. It contains a gelatinous substance which used as a thickener in dishes such as gumbo. It is also served deep fried.

    Source(s): 15 years working in produce.
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  • 7 years ago

    okra is a green vegetable commonly used in Indian/Pakistani cooking. It is very quite spicy and it has seeds. The outside is a little furry like a peach and it is used in gumbo. It is also called bhindi and lady fingers. It is quite soft and a little mushy. Also it is not greasy it is slimy. Kind of like cucumber inside. To stop this try vinegar. Hope this helps :)

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  • 7 years ago

    Okra is a vegetable. It has a slimy taste and usually is not appealing to a lot of people but in all honesty, it is one of the most nutritious vegetables around. To lessen the bitter slimy taste, people can dip it with a soy-based sauce with lemon juice or lime.

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    7 years ago

    Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers, bhindi or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods.

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  • I believe that is slime. Never have liked those.

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