How to Defuzz Okra

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Okra fuzz can easily be removed.
Okra fuzz can easily be removed. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Okra is a vegetable that is available year-round. Because it has high levels of vitamins and minerals, it is a good addition to many dishes. However, since it is a unique vegetable, the preparation of it is slightly different than most. Okra has a light fuzz on its surface layer that some opt to remove before cooking it. You can easily remove the fuzz without damaging the okra.

Things You'll Need

  • Nylon net or nylon brush
  • Cloth dish towel

Wash the okra with water. Shake some of the excess water from the okra before preparing to remove the fuzz.

Use a small piece of nylon net or a nylon brush to rub the okra's surface and remove the fuzz. Be gentle in rubbing the okra's surface. Do not pierce or damage the okra.

Rinse the okra a second time to ensure that you have removed all of the fuzz from the okra's surface. Check for any remaining fuzz on the okra's surface.

Use a dish towel to gently rub the okra's surface and remove any remaining fuzz. Rinse the okra and follow your recipe's instructions for cooking the okra.

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