Agri View: Okra, a Different Kind of Vegetable

Dan Agri View, Fruits & Vegetables

okraEverett Griner talks about okra in today’s Agri View. Everett gives us a bit of its history and tells us why this is such a different kind of vegetable.

okraWell. I got  surprise. A three page informational sheet on okra. A lot of people don’t even know what okra is. Well, it is a vegetable grown in the South. It’s origin was Africa over 6,000 years ago. It came to America when slaves concealed the seed in their hair. Nobody ate it but the slaves who grew it in their gardens. But, eventually others learned about.

Still principally a vegetable grown in the South. But, it has long been a favorite of cooks everywhere as an ingredient in vegetable soup. It mixes well, and adds flavor to the other components in the soup. It is a healthy vegetable. As a separate dish, it can be cut into short pieces and deep fried. Or, some people simply boil it in clear water. It is served as an individual vegetable.

That’s about all I can tell you right now. And, that’s about all you need to know.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…