Chinese okra is a gourd grown commercially as a vegetable for its immature fruit. Mature fruits may be used as a natural cleaning sponge. Its fruit slightly resembles a ribbed cucumber or zucchini. It extends from Central and East Asia to Southeast Asia. It is also grown as an ornamental plant in cold climates.
fibers can be used to make everyday use objects
The young fruits of Chinese okra cultivars are boiled, pickled or eaten raw and sometimes the shoots and flowers are also used. Fibers are removed from mature fruits and can be used as fibers for making sponges and hats.
has great health benefits
Contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, nutrients and lipids. A good source of vitamin A and carbohydrates. Chinese okra is also a good source of vitamin B5, manganese, potassium, copper, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium.
It has health benefits like bitter melon. It helps lower blood sugar levels, relieve constipation, aid weight loss, prevent hypoglycemia, strengthen the immune system, and detoxify the body.