Importance of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) and It’s Proportion in the World as a Nutritional Vegetable

Joginder Singh *

Department of Horticulture, J. V. College, Baraut, UP, India.

Rashmi Nigam

Department of Plant Pathology, J. V. College, Baraut, UP, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Okra belong to Malvaceae family, a commercial vegetable crops. It is extensively distributed in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate parts of the world and is native to Ethiopia. It is essential to human nutrition and a good source of total minerals, vitamins, calcium, potassium, enzymes, and other nutrients that are frequently lacking in developing country diets. Additionally, reports of its medicinal value in treating curingulcers and providing relief from haemorrhoids. Okra has found medical application as a plasma replacement or blood volume expander and also useful in genito-urinary disorders, spermatorrhoea and chronic dysentery. The fruits of okra crop bringing into commercial production have reawakened beneficial interest.

Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, biochemical composition, diseases, insects, okra, origin, production

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Singh, J., & Nigam, R. (2023). Importance of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) and It’s Proportion in the World as a Nutritional Vegetable. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 1694–1699.


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