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Okra Production Guide

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) is also known as saluyot a bunga (Ilocano) and kaluyot (Ifugao).  It is mainly grown for its young immature fruits which are consumed raw, or cooked (fried, broiled, boiled, or blanched).  It is a common ingredient in soups and sauces.  The fruits can be dried or pickled.  The leaves are sometimes used as spinach and the seeds as a substitute for coffee.