Lady Finger / Okra

Okra is the national vegetable of Pakistan and is commonly named Ladyfinger. It is widely used in most Pakistani dishes alone or alongside other dishes. with some Being the national vegetable, it is most loved by the people of Pakistan.

Known as “Bhindi” in the Urdu language, it holds a significant place in Pakistani cuisine and is a staple ingredient in various dishes. Ladyfinger/Okra comes packed with a variety of nutrients. Okra is cultivated on 23,543 hectares as of the year 2021-2022.

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What Is Lady Finger Okra?

Ladyfinger okra are long, slender green pods. These pods are usually about the size of fingers, that’s why it is called “ladyfinger.” This vegetable is smooth and slightly ridged or bumpy on the surface.

Inside, they have small white seeds that are arranged in rows. When the pods are fresh, they are bright green and firm to the touch. As they mature, they might become a bit tougher and turn a slightly deeper shade of green. Overall, ladyfinger/okra has a distinct and recognizable appearance due to its elongated shape and vibrant green color.


How is Ladyfinger/Okra Cultivated at Qurban Agro Farms?

At Qurban Agro Farms, cultivating ladyfinger is a well-choreographed process that ensures premium quality production for its people. Our process begins by selecting the finest ladyfinger seeds that are well-suited for the local climate of the region. These seeds are carefully sown in prepared soil beds with optimal spacing to allow healthy growth.

Qurban Agro farms prioritize providing ample sunlight because we know that Ladyfinger loves sunshine. Besides this, we take care of the key factors that are necessary for the cultivation of these vegetables like;

  • Regular irrigation
  • Maintaining consistent moisture levels in the soil without waterlogging

Our team employs organic fertilizers if necessary to enrich the soil and nurture rich plant development. As the ladyfinger plants grow, diligent pruning is practiced to enhance air circulation and ensure a robust harvest. The team keeps a watchful eye for the appearance of the characteristic finger-like pods, a sign of readiness for picking. Harvesting is done meticulously, choosing the right moment when the pods are tender but not overly mature. A dedicated team handpicks the ladyfinger pods to prevent any damage. At Qurban Agro Farms, cultivating ladyfinger involves a harmonious blend of scientific techniques, attentive care, and nature’s rhythm to yield the best, most delicious okra for consumers to enjoy.


How Does Qurban Agro Farms Curb Pest and Disease Control in Their Farms?

To curb pests and diseases, a vigilant approach is taken. Integrated pest management techniques are utilized, including natural predators and safe sprays, to maintain a healthy crop without harming the environment.

We at Qurban Agro Farms avoid using too much of pesticides and fertilizers for high-quality vegetable cultivation. We also avoid using any harmful chemicals because our aim is to produce the highest quality of vegetables rather than yielding high quantities.

This is why, our teams are trained to cultivate okra and other vegetables naturally without using any kinds of chemicals. Our mission is to accelerate the growth process of vegetables that yield tasty and delicious crops.


Nutrition Value of Ladyfingers

Ladyfinger is packed with varieties of nutrients. It boasts an impressive nutritional profile that makes it a valuable addition to any diet. Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium, ladyfinger is a treasure trove of essential nutrients.

These vitamins contribute to healthy vision, immune function, and skin health, while the minerals support nerve function and overall well-being. This is why they are like super fuels for your body.


Uses of Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers have a variety of uses in cooking and even beyond the kitchen. Let’s help you explore some of the uses of this special vegetable:

Culinary Uses

People all over the world use ladyfinger to make tasty dishes. They put it in things like soups and curries. It’s like a flavor sponge that makes food yummy. You can cook ladyfinger in lots of yummy ways. It can be crispy when fried or soft in stews. Every time, it tastes different on how you cook!

Four of its culinary uses include:

  • It can be cooked in a variety of curries, stews, soups, etc.
  • In frying dishes, it can be coated in batter and fried to make crispy okra fries or chips.
  • Pickled ladyfingers are popular in some cuisines. They are often used as a tangy and crunchy side dish.
  • Grilled or roasted ladyfingers can be a tasty addition to salads, and sandwiches, or even enjoyed as a standalone snack.

Used as a Thickening Agent

Ladyfingers release a natural thickening substance when they are sliced. The substance is thick and sticky and is also released when they are cooked. This substance is used in many countries for adding body and texture to soups and stews.

Educational Uses

Ladyfingers can also be used in educational settings to demonstrate concepts like osmosis and the absorption of liquids.


Fresh Ladyfingers at Qurban Agro’s Farms

At Qurban Agro Farms, we believe that being fresh is what makes food taste really good. Our ladyfingers are grown and picked very carefully when they are at their best, so they have a bright color, feel firm to the touch, and taste super fresh. We use really good ways to grow them and have a team that works really hard. This way, we give you ladyfingers that are full of the good things from nature. Right from when we plant the tiny seeds in our special soil beds, to when the plants get lots of sunlight and water, we make sure our ladyfingers are happy and healthy. We like to give them the best environment to grow, and that’s why they end up having lots of nutrients and a great taste.

Our ladyfingers are good for your heart, digestion, managing your weight, and even for moms during pregnancy. Qurban Agro ladyfingers show how food can be like medicine. Feel the difference that freshness makes when you take a bite. Qurban Agro Farms is where you can get really good ladyfingers that are super fresh and will make your food journey amazing. We care about the planet too, so we grow things in natural and smart ways.

Pick Qurban Agro’s fresh ladyfingers and taste the natural goodness on your plate. Enjoy the freshness with every dish you make, and make your meals taste and feel even better.


 

Proteins (g)

0.57

Total Lipid (g)

0.4

Energy (kcal)

13.41

Calcium (mg)

16.29

Phosphorus, P (mg)

13.77

Potassium, K (mg)

36.09

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid (mg)

2.81

Vitamin K (phylloquinone) (mcg)

0.13

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