1. The important thing to buy okra is to look at its skin state, length and hardness. First of all, the shape is full, flat without wrinkles, no spots and scars, the surface of a thin hairy okra is good, pay attention to the color of the okra to be natural, not too deep, otherwise the taste is poor; in addition, the same variety of okra, length Shorter and tenderer, taste better; finally squeeze the okra's hardness by hand, the epidermis is not hard, and the toughness is the moderate maturity of the okra, which indicates that the okra is relatively old and of poor quality.
2. Common okra has two kinds of green and purple.
Green okra is also called okra, which can be tender green, crisp and juicy, and not greasy.
The purple-red okra is also known as the red okra. The shape and taste are similar to those of the green okra, but the nutritional value is slightly higher than the green okra. Of course, the price is also higher.
3. According to the length and length, the okra has three kinds of long fruit, medium fruit and short fruit.
Short fruit type, fruit length of about 3cm, suitable for whole roots, mostly used for cold dishes.
The fruit is 5~10cm in length, and the taste and tenderness are better. It is suitable for cooking and making soup.
Long fruit, fruit length 10~25cm, more suitable for seed or feed.
4. According to the safety grade of okra. The higher the level of okra, the stricter the quality control, the more secure it is. However, all quality grades of okra need to have a certification mark, otherwise it may be a counterfeit quality grade product.
Organic Okra: It does not use synthetic substances such as pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, etc. It has requirements for block and cultivation, safe and healthy, high price and relatively low output.
Green okra: Limited use of synthetic substances such as pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, etc., in line with food safety.
Pollution-free okra: The sanitary quality of pesticides and heavy metals has reached market access standards and is relatively safe.
Ordinary okra: Many small-scale vegetables are sold in the market, the quality of vegetables is uneven, lack of supervision, and security is unstable.