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Are the seeds inside okra edible?

 

Q. HAVE GROWN ORKRA –BOILED THE FRUIT UP — THEY HAVE SEEDS INSIDE ARE THE SEEDS EDIBLE??? 1ST TIME TO DOTHIS

 

A. The seeds inside okra are absolutely safe to eat. The seeds provide some of the fiber found in okra which helps digestion. Okra is a great compliment to many foods. Try these recipes: Spicy Okra and Okra & Greens.

 
 
 
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