Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 36 issue 3 (september 2021) : 208-211

​Okra Plant: A Multi-purpose Underutilized Vegetable Crop: A Review

Pavan Gupta, Shamayita Patra
1Shri Vaishnav Institute of Textile Technology, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore-453 111, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted19-01-2021|

  • Accepted16-06-2021|

  • First Online 29-07-2021|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP261

Cite article:- Gupta Pavan, Patra Shamayita (2021). ​Okra Plant: A Multi-purpose Underutilized Vegetable Crop: A Review. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 36(3): 208-211. doi: 10.18805/BKAP261.
The plant kingdom has various species that are underutilised. Proper scientific approached help them to utilised for multiple end applications. Okra is one of such underutilized multi-purpose vegetable crop. Green immature okra fruits are consumed as a vegetable worldwide. Okra seed is a good source of oil and protein. Okra seeds are also used as a substitute for coffee. Okra roots are used for clarification of sugarcane juice. It has medicinal value as well as useful in wastewater treatment. Okra is also a potential source of natural fibers suitable for textile, paper and other engineering applications. The present paper reviewed the okra plant, its cultivation and applications in various form such as food, medicine, textile fiber, paper pulp, biomass, etc. for its introduction as a multi-purpose vegetable crop. 

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