20 Foods That Start With O

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You can tell a dozen food items that start with O, but below, we have mentioned some unique foods belonging to different cuisines.

We have mentioned food items, their health benefits, and some nutritional facts, starting with O.

1. Oranges

Our first choice, without a doubt, would be oranges. Orange is a citrus fruit, just like lemon but is sweet in taste. It consists of a large amount of vitamin C. Most people consume orange juice for breakfast or consume it raw during winters. It is very nutritious and tasty and fulfills water deficiency.

2. Omelet

Talking about breakfast, here is another must-to-have item in breakfast, and we call it an omelet. Omelet is one of the most fulfilling and heavy food items made from eggs, some toppings like olives, mushrooms, potatoes or any veggie you like and fried in oil or butter.

3. Olives

Did we not mention olives above? Oh yes, we did! What a coincidence. Olive is like a seed but is actually a fruit that is not sweet, not too sour. Olives have a high amount of vitamin E and some other antioxidants, which are good for fighting free radicals in the body. There exist three colors of olives that are black, green and purple.

4. Olive Oil

One of the most important and healthy oil which we must mention is olive oil. It is extracted from fresh olives and is very health-friendly. Some people use it for cooking, and it’s even used for massages. Olive oil is expensive as it is very nutritious and promotes light frying.

5. Oatmeal

As the name suggests, Oatmeal is made from flattened oats and takes about fifteen minutes to cook. It is soaked in water for a while before cooking so that one can enjoy the soft texture. It is very good for older adults with chewing difficulties. People consume oatmeal along with nuts or honey.

6. Oreos

We are sure everyone is familiar with Oreos, especially children. Have you ever dipped Oreo in a hot glass of milk? If not, you are missing out on something delicious. Oreo is a mixed combo of chocolate cookies and cream filling.

7. Octopus

In some parts of the world, octopus is consumed and is considered a wealthy diet. There exist about three hundred types of octopus. The beak, intestine and ink sac of the octopus is removed, rest all is consumed. When cooked, octopus is cooked at low heat so that it doesn’t turn rubbery.

8. Oysters

Oysters are considered as mollusks that live in seawater. The oyster tastes like buttery and salty. To check if the oyster is cooked properly, then there should be no smell coming out of it. Oyster appears to be gooey and slimy but tastes good.

9. Orange peppers

When they start growing, orange peppers are of green color, but later, when they ripen, they change their color into orange. The deeper the color of the pepper, the expensive they become. Orange pepper has a sweet taste and is crunchy.

10. Okra

okra is a seed pod that is used in Indian and Caribbean cuisine. Okra contains white seeds and is sticky in texture. Before consuming, it is boiled or fried. Okra is sometimes added in soup to increase the nutrient content.

11. Oat Milk

Oat milk is dairy-free milk that is considered a vegan diet for those who are lactose intolerant or don’t consume dairy products. Oat milk is simple to form and can be prepared at home, blending oats into the water and adding honey or sugar.

12. Oregano

Oregano is an aromatic herb added in curry and tomato-based dishes such as pasta and pizza sauce. It is peppery and has antibacterial properties, along with having a great odor. People sometimes add oregano to oil.

13. Onions

Onion is a root veggie that is grown underground in the bulb. There come many varieties of onions such as green, red, shallow, spring, and leeks. Onions are itchy to the eyes but have a great peppery taste. Onions also have antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

14. Oolong

Oolong is a tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is named black or green tea. Oolong tastes sweet, grassy and fruity. Oolong has antioxidant properties that keep the body activated and help fight free radicals, helping in looking younger and fit.

15. Oblea

Oblea is a dessert which is originated from Mexican cuisine. It consists of a thin wafer crust with a sweet filling inside. The filling can be of any fruit mixed with cream. On the top, there is the addition of any kind of sauce, whichever you want. It is a high-calorie dish.

16. Obbattu

Obbattu is also called as Puran Poli and is a southern Indian dish, which is actually a dessert prepared on special occasions. Obbattu is made with flour, salt, turmeric and ghee. The filling of obbattu is made of fruits and vegetables.

17. Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup is a Nigerian dish that includes seeds as the main ingredient. Some of the other ingredients it includes are meat, veggie, fish, water, oil etc. Ogino soup is very delicious and fulfilling. This soup is especially consumed in western African Food.

18. Ogi

Ogi is British custard and is called a Nigerian dessert which is made from cornstarch. Ogi is made from maize, millet and sorghum. The grains are soaked in water, and then their husk is removed. The fermented mixture of this creamy pudding is very delicious.

19. Ohitashi

Hitachi is a Japanese salad made from spinach that includes the cooking of veggies. It is a vegan dish and is healthy. Ohitashi is one of the major parts of Japanese cuisine. It’s like a staple side dish in Japan. Spinach is already very nutritious and contains antioxidants.

20. Olan

Olan is an Indian dish that is made of curry of coconut milk, curry leaves, and cowpeas. It is served with Kerala rice. It is a protein-enriched diet and is very healthy for gaining weight.  Olan is very nutrient-dense and is a full course meal.