Common Names : Okra , Lady Finger
Scientific Name : Abelmoschus Esculantus
Age : Less Than 6 Months
Height : 1 To 2meters
Width : less Than 50cms
Water Need : Normal
Light : Sun Growing
Mainly Grown For : Fruits & Seeds
Flowering Season : Year Around Flowering
Flower Colour : Cream , Off White , Light Yellow
Leaf Color : Green
Form : Upright Or Erect
1 . Promotes Heart Health
Bhindi contains no cholesterol of its own and in fact contains a component called pectin which helps in lowering bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is a cause of heart diseases and it can be controlled by increasing consumption of bhindi.
2 . Regulates Blood Sugar
Bhindi is a great option for diabetics since the high fiber content is of a type which releases sugars slowly into the blood owing to slow rate of digestion. This ensures that there is no sugar spike, which occurs after a diabetic eats food.
3 . Fights Cancer
Research has shown that bhindi contains higher amounts of antioxidants compared to other vegetables. Antioxidants prevent oxidative damage to cells and hence lower the risk of cancer. The high fiber content maintains a healthy digestive system and prevents colon cancer.
4 . Boosts Immunity
Lady finger contains a high amount of vitamin C which is known to boost immunity and prevent common infections. 100 grams of bhindi can give you around 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
5 . Prevents Anaemia
Since bhindi contains high amounts of vitamin K, folate and iron, it is great for promoting blood health and for treatment and prevention of anaemia.
6 . Helps In Weight Loss
Containing only 33 calories in every 100 grams, bhindi is a good option for people wanting to lose weight. The high fibre content makes you feel full for longer and lowers intake of calories.
7 . Prevents Colon Cancer
Lady Finger contains high amount of insoluble dietary fiber which helps in cleaning out the whole digestive system especially the intestinal tract. This in turn plays a great role in keeping the gut healthy and preventing colon cancer.
8 . Beneficial In Pregnancy
Folate or folic acid is an important mineral that is required for conception and subsequent development of the foetus. Bhindi contains a high amount of folate which ensures proper neurological development of the baby.