1.1 Okra Seeds Nutritional Facts
When feed is taken as a plant material, nutrients usually trapped in the
nuclear network of plant. Cooking, grinding, biting and chewing will breakdown the
complex matrix and unbind the nutrients, own it to access to human enzyme to
stimulate digestion and absorption.
Okra Seeds are loaded with beneficial compounds and having high
nutritional profile with low calories. It has rich amount of both major and minor
constituents, with high dietary fiber and protein content, slight quantity of
saturated fats & zero cholesterol level. By its great antioxidant property it
contributes in human health and gives beneficial effects.
1.2 Okra Seeds
Impact On Human Health
Okra is packed with numbers of bioactive
components, which assist to regulate many functions in human body. Let’s
discuss about their impacts on human health in detail.
1.3 Dietary Fiber
Dietary Fiber contains non starch
polysaccharides like, cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectic polysaccharides,
oligosaccharides, resistant starch, and lignin. They help to improve human
health by regulate proper digestion; usually they consider inversely related to
1.3.1 Dietary Fibers in Okra:
Okra is best source of dietary fiber, having
content about 3.2gm/100 gm (according to research), after the intake it shows metabolic
and physiological effects on human’s body.
1.3.2 Impact of Dietary Fiber in Human Body:
Dietary fiber is
demonstrating to have various benefits, being enhanced intestinal function,
cholesterol reduction, control diabetes, enriched bacterial biomass and inhibits
184.108.40.206 Increased Microbial
Biomass & Inhibit Colorectal Cancer By Fermentation:
The colon is densely conquered
by microbes, and variety of dietary fibers plays an essential function in ‘strengthen’
the micro flora. The colonic microbes produce short chain fatty acids
(SCFA). Bifidobacteria and lactobacillus quantity increases in large
intestine by the consumption of dietary fiber because some fibers trigger the
maturation of limited useful bacteria (microbes).
The microbe eat up the fiber
in an activity known as fermentation, and in result a range of short-chain
fatty acids (SCFAs) produced, like acetate, butyrate & propionate. Bulking
benefits achieve through enrich the microbial mass by fermentable fibers.
Calcium & Magnesium
(minerals) become highly soluble and much more absorbable when the pH of
intestinal tract is low and SCFAs effectively done this.
Colon cancer chances
increases with the increase of pH in intestine, mortal with lower fecal pH have
lesser rates of colon cancer. Dietary fiber easily deals with the
high pH of feces by decreases its pH because of SCFAs production, which leads
to the reduction of solubility of free bile acids and the activity of enzyme
7-dehydroxylase also inhibited at pH of