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O is for Okra

You either like okra or you say, “No thank you.” Okra is a small, green, fuzzy pod. It can be used in a stew often called gumbo. This comes from the word “gombo” which in West African language means okra. It can be used in soups and stews. It can be fried, boiled, pickled or baked. It is especially good with tomatoes.