Years later, though, i learned to appreciate this humble little green pod and started to respect it as a super food, especially coming from a family of diabetics. Did you know that okra is a miracle for controlling blood sugar? Among so many other benefits, it is for this reason that this humble vegetable gets a lot of love from me.
And while okra can be bought very cheaply from the local market, nothing beats homegrown and fresh off the bush. So I set out to plant my own in crates about a foot and a half by two feet wide and about 1 foot high. (And yes, this post really was 22 days in the making).