This whole dried okra is lightly salted and can be eaten as a snack. These are crunchy, unique, and addictive. It may also be added to salads, soups, and other dishes.
Okra was brought to Charleston and later introduced to Colonial America in the early 1700s. The okra is widely planted throughout the American South in vegetable gardens and as a farmed crop. The okra that is eaten is the young seed pod on a plant that can grow to five feet in height.