Okra, alternatively called ‘lady’s fingers’, ‘ladyfinger’ is a vegetable widely used in many global cuisines. Another name for okra is ochro. Okra plant’s green seed pods are edible parts, which are used for food. Okra is known for its health benefits which can prevent obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. One of its disputed origins is South Asia, primarily India, where it is known by the name ‘vendakka’.