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Okra

Okra

How to choose, prepare, and store Okra.
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Buying Okra

Look for:
okra that is dry, firm and without blemishes. Okra should feel fuzzy like a peach.

Avoid:
okra that is wet, soft, moldy or has blemishes. Okra stems should not be brown or soft.

Seasonality: Summer

Storing Okra

Refrigerate okra pods in a plastic bag up to 3 days.

Preparing Okra

Wash in a bowl of cold water, remove the stem end and cut as desired. Prepare  okra with vinegar or an acidic food such as tomatoes to prevent it from becoming slimy.

Recipes:
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