When is okra in season?

When is okra in season?

Okra is called the dream of a vegetable and is widely used in the world. But when is the okra season in the US? The main season starts in June and ends in September/October, in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. Please find the full information about the okra season in the following chart.

StateOkra in season
AlabamaMid-June and July till October
ArizonaJuly till September
ArkansasJune till October
Northern CaliforniaJune till November
Southern CaliforniaMay till October
ColoradoJuly till September
ConnecticutMid-July till Mid-October
DelawareAugust till September
North FloridaMarch till October
South FloridaJuly till October
GeorgiaMay till October
IllinoisJune till October
IndianaMid-July till Mid-October
KansasJuly till September
KentuckyJuly till September
LouisianaMid-June and July till November
MarylandMid-July till September
MassachusettsMid-July till Mid-October
MinnesotaJuly till December
MississippiMid-June and July till October
MissouriJune till October
NevadaJune till November
New JerseyJuly till Mid-October
New MexicoJuly till October
New YorkMid-July till Mid-October
North CarolinaMid-July till August
North DakotaAugust till September
OhioMid-July till October
OklahomaJuly till September
PennsylvaniaMid-July till Mid-October
Rhode IslandMid-July till September
South CarolinaJuly till October
TennesseeJuly till October
TexasMid-July till September
WisconsinMid-July till September

Okra contains iron, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins C, B6, K, A, calcium and potassium.

Okra, according to doctors, must be included in their diet for pregnant women, because of the huge amount of useful and nutritious substances. The fact is that the product is very rich in folic acid, which is necessary for the correct formation of the nervous system of the embryo in the first weeks of pregnancy. 

This plant is of greatest interest to people who are concerned about diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This is explained by the fact that the vegetable is perfectly absorbed by the body, removes toxins and harmful deposits from it and is absorbed without residue by the small intestine. As a plus, the regular consumption of this vegetable helps to restore healthy blood sugar levels.

The pods of this vegetable have a piquant taste, which, with various methods of culinary processing, acquires certain exquisite notes. Okra can be eaten fresh or prepared as blanch, boil, fry, including deep fat, extinguish, salt, canning.

Okra goes well with rice, vegetables, fish, meat, mushrooms, spices, aromatic herbs, soy sauce. In soups, okra is capable of secreting a lot of mucus, so first courses from it are often included in the diet of medical nutrition for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, along with oatmeal or other slimy dishes. To prevent mucus from escaping from the fruit, acids (vinegar, lemon juice, tomato paste) must be added to okra dishes.

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