Okra vegetables have many health benefits and one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-Eastern Africa origin. They usually gathered while the pods are green, tender, and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or “pods.” It grows best in well-drained and manure rich soil.

Everyday I really happy because everyday I harvested 4 to 10 pieces okra in my backyard. I cooked okra for steam and dip into soysauce with calamansi in chili. I know that okra have many health benefits, in my research okra have rich for vitamins A,B,C and K.
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Anyhow here are some prominent vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in okra.

Fiber – 2.5 grams. 10% of RDA (recommended daily value)
Vitamin C – 16.3 milligrams. 27% RDA.
Folate – 46 micrograms. 11% RDA.
Vitamin A – 283 international units. 6% RDA.
Vitamin K – 40 micrograms. 50% RDA. The vitamin K found in okra is known as vitamin K1, one of two beneficial forms. The other beneficial form is K2; K3 is synthetic and should be avoided.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – 0.9 mg. 4% RDA.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – 0.1 mg. 9% RDA.
Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg. 9% RDA.
Magnesium – 36 mg. 9% RDA.
Manganese – 0.3 mg. 15% RDA.
Beta carotene – 225 mcg.
Lutein, Zeaxanthin – 516 mcg.


The Giant Eggplant

The giant eggplant below is located in La Virginia Resort and Hotel, Brgy. Mataas na Kahoy, Lipa Batangas. It was very funny because the size is very big and all of them are artificial, there are a lot of kinds vegetables displayed and fruits like mushroom, banana, mango, squash and eggplant. Because I don’t know what to write today I just browsing my fb album and I found the cute and funny photo of me and the giant eggplant. Actually the artificial eggplant is made of paper machine.
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Anyhow, the place is very nice and there are a lot of attractions everywhere you turned. I hope to visit again the place because 2 days is lacking to stroll or sightseeing in this area, because the place is almost 8.5 hectares according to the employee in this resort. I say that the place is very wide because of that hectares and it has 10 swimming pools including for the children. They have a spa, nipa hut room, Buddha statue, many animal statues, zip line, castle hotel and a lot more. How about you guys? Do you want to experience that place? The place is open to all and you can feel the beauty and relaxing place in this area.