A Review on Biochemical, Nutritional and Medicinal Properties of Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus, commonly known as Bhindi, is a multi-usable vegetable crop whose whole part including roots can be consumed very effectively as a vegetable, fruit, juice and medicine. Almost 33k\al of energy can be gained on 100 gm consumption of okra. Due to the antioxidant, antidiabetic, antineoplastic, antitumor, antimicrobial and antiulcerogenic characteristics of the mucilage extract of okra, it has been extensively used in medical field. Sunsari is the biggest okra producing district followed by Dhanusha and Jhapa in terms of area and production per hectare. Being a high value vegetable crop, it hasn't been in popular in cultivation and use due to the lack of appreciate knowledge. Nepalese farmers are still on lack of information about the medicinal as well as dietary values of okra. If we use the cultivation practices in efficient way, it is pretty sure that a good prospect must be wait for our country.