The okra powder (Djounblé) is made from the okra condiment which is a typical vegetable of the Cajun, Creole and African diet.
Rich in fiber, okra is an ally of digestion and also has a laxative effect mitigated by its antispasmodic properties. It is also a serious alternative to Viagra, as it contains a lot of soluble dietary fibre, known for its beneficial effects on cholesterol. It is a vegetable that provides an interesting contribution of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
It is also used in sauces with white meat or chicken. It is a very low calorie vegetable, rich in vitamins and trace elements. Its high mucilage content (a kind of gelatine that forms in certain foods when their carbohydrates swell with water) makes it especially suitable for naturally slimming diets. Its consumption is also beneficial for people who suffer from stomach aches.
Uses of okra powder
okra powder can be used in several sauces: Sweet potato leaf sauce, cassava leaf sauce or peanut sauce commonly known as Mafé.
It is also used in lafidi or it can be put with rice or fonio to replace fresh okra. It is also used in sauces with white meat or chicken.
Boosts the immune system
Prevents kidney disease
Contributes to a healthy pregnancy
Rich in calcium
Contains 30mg/100f vitamin C, 30microg/100g vitamin A, vitamin D and mineral salts.
It has emollient, softening properties very interesting for the epidermis.
Treats irritations on fragile and sensitive skin.
Has muscle-relaxing effects and is a natural anti-wrinkle agent