This vegetable is synonymous with the famous staple of Cajun cuisine, gumbo. Surprisingly, it offers so many health benefits that you can’t refuse the intake of nutrients.
A cup of this medicinal vegetable (raw) is only 33 calories and you’ll get your fiber, vitamin A, C, and folate. It’s also high in antioxidants and fights against diabetes, anemia, asthma, high cholesterol and cancer.
Some people may not be keen on its taste due to the slimy texture (seeds) when boiled, but consider eating it raw or fried. Slip into salads, chili, and rice dishes.