Is Okra Keto Friendly?

Answer: At only 4.2 g of net carbs per serving, okra is an excellent, keto friendly vegetable option.

Keto Meter: 4

Though technically a fruit, most people use okra as a vegetable. These tasty green pods appear heavily in cuisines Carribean, and Indian cuisine, as well as in the American South. You can add it to stir frys, but it most often appears in stews and soups.

Each serving of okra (1 cup) contains 4.2 g of net carbs. The low carb count makes it easy to fit comfortably within your daily carb limits.

Vitamins and nutrients

Okra contains 17% of your daily value of vitamin B6, which supports cardiovascular health and strengthens your nervous system. It contains 26% of your daily value of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that can help prevent cardiovascular disease. It delivers 15% of your recommended daily value of folate, an essential B vitamin that may lower your risk for certain cancers.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup

Net carbs4.3 g
Fat0.2 g
Protein1.9 g
Total carbs7.5 g
Fiber3.2 g

Source: USDA

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