1. Abstract, Plant Science Today, 2014 Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Moench) is an important vegetable crop cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. Besides the nutritional benefit, the different parts of the plant are used extensively in traditional...
  2. Abstract, Journal of Food Processing & Technology, 2015 Okra(Abelmoschus esculentus) is an economically important vegetable crop grown in tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. This paper was aimed to review nutritional quality and potential health benefits of edible parts of Okra....
  3. Abstract, Toxicology Reports, 2017 TheEgusi Okrasoup is a traditional African meal that is considered of high nutritional value and protective against weight loss. We introduce the concept of “kitchen toxicology” to analyse the recipe of theEgusi Okrasoup and highlight possible mitigation...
  4. 2016-08-31 "Before receiving training in ECHO, we had difficulty to buy fresh vegetables at certain times of the year; likewise, some vegetables and crops such as cowpea leaves, okra and sorrel are almost not found in the dry season. After training, I immediately decided to practice the art of tires gardens...
  5. 2005-10-01 Okra provides food, feed, forage, fiber, foliage, fuel and cooking oil.
  6. 2013-10-20 Okra is grown for many reasons including fiber, oil, and the edible flowers and pods. Okra has been cultivated for centuries and remains a very important food crop in many parts of the Middle East and West Africa; varieties have been selected for pod shape, color, and yield. Okra readily adapts...
  7. 2017-10-04 A comparison trial of okra species and varieties was conducted at the ECHO farm in North Fort Myers (zone 9a/10b), Florida. Thirteen varieties ofAbelmoschus esculentumand two varieties ofAbelmoschus cailleiwere evaluated for pod production and taste. Plants were started from seed in trays, with...
  8. 2016-01-25 ECHO’s Seed Bank has several new vegetable varieties, profiled below.