There are not many foods I have not tried but this is one of them.
I would not say "ick" or "yuk" to any food as I was brought up not to do this, however up until someone mentioned Okra on another question I hardly knew of its existence!
I do not see them in the shops, or could be that I take no notice, and also do not know how you cook these little things!
Yes,I have had it in stir fry dishes.It is always available at the local markets here in the tropics of Nth Qld.,so there is no difficulty in finding it! Even the supermarkets have had it in their stores up here!! You can actually do so many things with this item,It is amazing!!! I just 'googled it' and found out that it is a member of the Cotton family!!! Now! THAT is interesting indeed!!!!
Yes..Okra immersed in water overnight and had the next day is supposedly good for Diabetes. Also sauteed plainly with garlic, salt and paprika tastes fantastic. The crispy okra can then be added to any salads.