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.