Bhendi, okra or lady’s finger-there are multiple names for this nutritious vegetable which is grown in many parts of the world, especially with temperate or tropical climate. Bhendi is a vegetable which is widely consumed in the Indian household though many of us might not be aware of its myriad health benefits. Bhendi contains 7.03 gram carbohydrates, 2 gram protein, 0.1 gram fat and 9% fiber. It is packed with fol-ate, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Other than these, it is also rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc.100% Organic and Eco-friendly packed. Cultivate your own farm on your home and be healthy.
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Bhendi is a vegetable crop, where fruits are eaten and fibrous stalks are used in paper making industry. Fruits contain water 88%, carbohydrate 7.7%, fat 0.2%,protein 2.2%, fiber 1.2%, calcium 0.09%, phosphorus 0.04% and iron 0.0015%. Besides these, traces of vitamins A, B and C also available. It is most useful in fevers, catarrh attack and irritable states of the nitrogen-urinary organs. Climate and Soil: Bhendi requires a long and warm growing season. Being tender, it is highly sensitive to frost It does well in all soils ranging from sand to clay. Preparation of Soil: Best yield is obtained in loose friable and fertile loam soils. Land is sloughed 3-4 times and then it is leveled by plank.
Bhendi pods may be harvested continuously at some intervals after the first picking. Pods increase in size most rapidly in hot weather, than in cold season. Pick only those pods which are tender and their tips break
The Health Benefits:
Here are some amazing yet lesser known benefits of this common vegetable:
1 . Promotes Heart Health
Bhendi contains no cholesterol of its own and in fact contains a component called pectin which helps in lowering bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is a cause of heart diseases and it can be controlled by increasing consumption of bhendi.
2 . Regulates Blood Sugar
Bhendi is a great option for diabetics since the high fiber content is of a type which releases sugars slowly into the blood owing to slow rate of digestion. This ensures that there is no sugar spike, which occurs after a diabetic eats food.
3 . Fights Cancer
Research has shown that bhendi contains higher amounts of antioxidants compared to other vegetables. Antioxidants prevent oxidative damage to cells and hence lower the risk of cancer. The high fiber content maintains a healthy digestive system and prevent colon cancer.
4 . Boosts Immunity
Bhendi contains a high amount of vitamin C which is known to boost immunity and prevent common infections. 100 grams of bhendi can give you around 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
5 . Prevents Anemia
Since bhendi contains high amounts of vitamin K, fol-ate and iron, it is great for promoting blood health and for treatment and prevention of anemia.
6 . Helps In Weight Loss
Containing only 33 calories in every 100 grams, bhendi is a good option for people wanting to lose weight. The high fiber content makes you feel full for longer and lowers intake of calories.
7 . Prevents Colon Cancer
Bhendi contains high amount of insoluble dietary fiber which helps in cleaning out the whole digestive system especially the intestinal tract. This in turn plays a great role in keeping the gut healthy and preventing colon cancer.
8 . Beneficial In Pregnancy
Fol-ate or folic acid is an important mineral that is required for conception and subsequent development of the fetus. Bhendi contains a high amount of fol-ate which ensures proper neurological development of the baby.
- It is 100% Organic & hence friendly to nature.
- The best organic supplement for home gardening which is free from all types of pesticides.
- It is produced by composting all sorts of organic matter.
For example- food waste, dairy waste, plant waste like leaves, straw, husk & poultry litter like cow dung etc.,
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- “ABONO” is on a mission to make our earth a better place to live in.
- We encourage people to grow their own food & increase green cover by making space for natural live plants at our homes or offices for a healthier and happier life.
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