Okra is a bizarre vegetable that grows on a tall plant. Itís popular in the Southern United States, as well as the Middle East (of the World, not the US). Growing okra can be a respectable and lucrative endeavor (in the snacking sense).
Okra is a very versatile vegetable; with a fairly small amount of effort, it can be boiled, pickled, and fried, all to great success. Okra has a slimy interior which is full of seeds. Although questionable on first encounter, this characteristic makes okra one of the greatest vegetables. It tastes great.
Okra became an official snack on May 23rd 2012.