Thai Okra

Thai okra has a similar taste and texture to common okra, but it is in fact a member of the Luffa or Loofah family. The immature fruit is used as a vegetable, and when mature the fruit is used as a bath sponge or skin care implement. Thai okra has all the versatility of the beloved vegetable we are familiar with, just with an Asian flair. Thai okra is a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 31
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Total Carbs: 7g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 35%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 4%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available in limited quantities year round

Also Known As

  • Mu qua
  • Mu op
  • Egyptian luffa
  • Smooth luffa

Thai okra has a delicate skin and is often shipped individually wrapped in plastic to guard against moisture loss and discoloration. Store between 50 and 55 degrees, avoid chilling.

 

  • Luffa aegyptiaca

Recipes

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