Okra, potential multiple-purpose crop for the temperate zones and tropics

@article{Martin2008OkraPM,
  title={Okra, potential multiple-purpose crop for the temperate zones and tropics},
  author={F. Martin},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={340-345}
}
  • F. Martin
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
Immature okra pods are commonly consumed as a vegetable. In addition, okra has attributes that could permit it to be used for other purposes. Leaves, buds, and flowers are edible; dried seeds could provide oil, protein, vegetable curd and a coffee additive or substitute. Foliage could be used for biomass, and the dried stems could serve as a source of paper pulp or fuel. The possible gossypol and cyclopropenoid contents of okraseed must be considered when food or feed use for monogastrates is… Expand
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