Okra is a fruit although its most commonly used as a vegetable. Its native to Ethiopia in Africa and was brought to America during the 17th century. Okra is rich in fiber and low in calories. It also has high quantity of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as several antioxidants that include beta-carotene, xanthin, and lutein. Okra contains a lot of B-complex vitamins, too, including niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid.
The Indian Okra is usually longer and dark green compared to the short and light green American Okra.