Okra in Africa, Gumbo in Africa and America, is the favorite vegetable in Africa. Okra is considered as gooey or mucilaginous to American tastes, therefore it is dried, to suit their tastes. Personally, I love okra sauteed or stuffed with spices. However, Africans take out the extracts of seed and fold it in oils.
However, I wonder how the okra seeds are dried and used to make coffee, except for the fact that they are roasted and powdered – a bitter substitute for the coffee but a slimy one, thicken stews and soups and yuck, I cannot even think of having a gooey soup. Addition of okra to vegetables is also fine, but it is better to not to make a sticky gravy for your soups and stews.
Okra seeds are also used to make cakes, croquettes, it is cooked with shrimps and chicken, cheese and eggs and it is deep fried using buttermilk and cornmeal breading.
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