Foods that start with O

Foods That Start With O

We eat a variety of foods in our daily life, which can be of plant or animal origin. They contain essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. You can prepare many dishes from these foods.

90+ Delicious Foods that Start with O

How can we prepare different dishes? When we have a piece of sufficient knowledge about them. Here we will learn about several foods starting with O.

1. Oak

Oak being the symbol of endurance and strength, is used as the national fruit of many countries. Oak nut, also called Acorn, contains many fibers that improve the health of the gut tract.

2. Oat

Oat is a cereal grain mostly grown for its seeds. Oats contain a large number of vitamins such as vitamin B complex and many minerals. Oats are used for lowering blood cholesterol levels. Oats are also a rich source of antioxidants.

3. Oil palm

Oil palm is a vegetable oil source called palm oil, which can be used in food and beauty products. Palm oil is used to minimize oxidative stress, enhancing brain function, decreasing blood cholesterol levels, and improving skin health.

4. Oatmeal

Oatmeal, also called white oats, is coarse flour formed of husked oat grains. It is used in both cooked and uncooked forms. It is a source of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and fibers. It lowers the risk of heart diseases when used in combination with a low-fat diet.

5. Olallieberry

Olallieberry is one of the famous types of blackberry. It is a hybrid berry in nature and has tender flesh with a sweet taste.

It has a short growing season as compared to strawberry. It is grown in a cold climate and is primarily found in California.

6. Oat milk

The Swedish Scientist Richard Oste first prepares oat milk in the 1990s. It consists of ground oat grains and water. It is used as an alternative to dairy milk in many products. It is devoid of unsaturated fatty acids and rich in vitamin A, D, and minerals.

7. Oregon grapes

Oregon grape is an evergreen shrub having dark blueberries. It is endemic to North America.

It is used to make wine. It is used in medicine for the treatment of some gastrointestinal problems.

8. Octopus fruit

Citrus medica var. Sarcodactylis is also called octopus fruit due to its finger-shaped segments, which are covered with thorns. Most of them are juiceless and without seeds. They are found in temperate regions. It is used for flavor in many desserts.

9. Oroblanco

Oroblanco is also known as an omelet. It is a hybrid citrus fruit like grapefruit, also known as oroblanco grapefruit. It is sweet and without seeds. It is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, which enhance the immune system’s functioning.

10. Okra

Like Lady’s finger, Okra is biologically classified as a fruit but mostly used as a vegetable. It is green or red and primarily found in tropical areas. It is a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin K, and other vitamins.

11. Ortanique7

Ortanique is a hybrid citrus fruit formed by a cross between the orange and tangerine in the 1920s. It is a juicy, fleshy, and orange-colored fruit. It is sweet and seedy.

It is a rich source of vitamin C.

12. Olives

Olive or Olea europaea is cultivated mostly in Mediterranean countries. Raw olives are bitter and fermented to make them edible.

They are green or purple colored on ripening. It is a small-sized and thin fleshed fruit.

13. Orange

Orange is also a hybrid citrus fruit but relatively sweet than other citrus fruits. It is one of the most cultivated fruits of the world. It is a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibers.

14. Olive oil

Olive oil is an unsaturated oil extracted by pressing whole olives. Oleic acid is the principal constituent of olive oil.

Olive oil is used in food, medicine, and soaps. It controls the blood cholesterol level.

15. Orangelo

Orangelo is a hybrid citrus fruit formed by the cross between a grapefruit and an orange. It is round to pear-shaped fruit. It is similar to grapefruit but sweeter and bright in color than grapefruit.

16. Omelets

Omelet is a dish prepared from beaten eggs and oil. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, fats, proteins as well as vitamins and minerals. A variety of recipes are adopted for making omelets in different countries.

17. Ob

Obama is a type of porridge prepared by maize, millet, or sorghum flour in Africa. It is also known as Ugali. It is effortless to cook and a good source of carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins.

18. Onion

Onion is a widely used biennial vegetable but is harvested annually. It has a negligible amount of fats and proteins but significant carbohydrate content. It contains volatile liquids that cause an irritating sensation in the eyes.

19. Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup is a black colored soup prepared by ground ogbono seeds in Nigeria. It has a mucilaginous texture. Along with ogbono sources, it also contains water, vegetables, oil, and meat.

20. Oregano

Oregano is a perennial herb of the mint family, mostly grown in temperate areas. It is used as a flavoring agent in several dishes. They are rich in polyphenols.

21. Ogi

Ogi is a cereal pudding prepared by fermented maize, millet, or sorghum in Nigeria.

It has a semi-solid consistency and is mostly used in breakfast or dinner. It contains high crude protein content.

22. Oreos

Oreo is a type of sandwich cookie made up of two wafers with a cream filling. It contains a significant amount of carbohydrates, a small number of proteins and minerals but no vitamins.

23. Orofino

Orofino is a Nigerian soup that is mostly cooked during festive seasons, especially at a beloved daughter’s marriage ceremony. It is prepared in 30 minutes and mostly served with starch.

24. Oysters

Oysters are aquatic animals that can be eaten raw, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, and in various ways. They are a rich source of vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, iron, and calcium.

25. Oatcake

Oatcake is a type of bread that takes the form of a pancake or biscuit. The main ingredient of oatcake is oatmeal. It is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, and fibers.

26. Oxtail

Oxtail (tail of an ox) is meat-rich in collagen protein. It is simmered on low flame for good taste. It is an excellent source of iron and proteins.

27. Oeufs en Merrett

Oeufs en Merrett is a traditional Burgundian dish made up of eggs (poached), bourguignon sauce, onion, and butter. It is served with toasted garlic bread. It has an excellent nutritional value.

28. Okroshka

Okroshka is a Russian cold soup made up of vegetables, potatoes, rye kvass, meat, eggs, and sausages. It is used in the summer season for cooling effect and is mostly served with salad.

29. Olivet cendre

Olivet center is a French Cheese made up of cow’s milk in the spring season.  It contains 45% milkfat. It has a soft white taste and an earthy smell. It is round in shape.

30. Opera cake

Opera cake is a type of French almond sponge cake. It has a filling of chocolate and coffee.

Its ingredients include coffee syrup, sponge cake, buttercream, ganache, and chocolate glaze.

31. Olive all’ascolana

Olive all’ascolana is a meat-filled, breaded, and fried green accolade. Ascolana is a fruit found in Italy and California.

It has an oval shape and low oil content. Olive all’ascolana is used as an appetizer.

32. Ossobuco

Ossobuco is an Italian dish made up of white wine, broth, and cross-cut veal shanks pot-roasted with vegetables. The modern version of ossobuco also contains tomatoes. It has high energy content.

33. Oil down

Oil down is Grenada’s national dish, made up of salted meat, breadfruit, spices, and coconut milk. It takes a longer time to complete as the dish finish when all the liquids are absorbed.

34. Ogeechee limes fruit

Ogeechee Limes Fruit is endemic to North America. It needs an abundant amount of water, so it grows along the edges of rivers. It has a slightly acidic taste and red color. It is also known as sour gum.

35. Otaheite gooseberry fruit

Otaheite gooseberry fruit, also called Phyllanthus acidus, is one of the yellow-colored small edible berries. It is acidic in nature and sour in taste. It is used for food, medicine, and ornamental purposes.

36. Oval kumquat fruit

Oval kumquat fruit is a citrus fruit similar to orange in color and shape but is much smaller than oranges. It is slow-growing and endemic to China. They are much more challenging than other citrus fruits.

37. puntia

Opuntia, also known as prickly pear, is a large, trunk forming cactus fruit. It has green, round, large pods. It is a good source of Vitamin C and magnesium. It is used to make salads, appetizers, soup, and many other dishes.

38. Oxtail with broad beans

Oxtail with broad beans is a Jamaican dish made up of garlic, ginger, beans, water, octane, peppers, allspice berries, seasonings, and cornstarch. It is mostly served with beans and rice. It has a high market value.

39. Orache

Orache, also called Saltbush, is a widely distributed edible plant. It can grow on saline soil. Humans most commonly use garden orache as food, but many other species are also edible. It is a source of vitamin E.

40. Oenomel

Oenomel is a beverage prepared from unfermented grape juice and honey. It is sweet. It is useful in the treatment of some nervous system disorders and gout. It is an ancient Greek wine.

41. Oleomargarine

Oleomargarine is an inexpensive alternate to butter spread, used for baking, flavoring, and cooking. It consists mainly of vegetable oils. It is a rich source of fats and sodium and vitamin E.

42. Oolong

Oolong is a traditional partially oxidized Chinese tea. The degree of oxidation varies according to the variety and production method of tea. Fijian, Wuyi Mountains, Anxi, Guangdong, and Taiwan are wide varieties of oolong.

43. Orangeade

Orangeade is orange soft drinks. They may be carbonated or non-carbonated. They are rich in sodium benzoate, which gives them a metallic taste. They also contain brominated vegetable oil, sodium hexametaphosphate, and glycerol ester in small arousal.

44. Orzo

Orzo is a short-cut pasta similar to a grain of rice in shape. It is generally prepared from white flour but can also be equipped with whole grains. It is common in North America. It is also called Risoni.

45. Ouzo

Ouzo is a widely used dry anise-flavored alcohol of Cyprus and Greece. Ouzo preparation itself does not involve any type of fermentation. It is transparent but turns to milky white when water is added.

46. Ovalbumin

Ovalbumin is the primary protein found in egg white. It changes from soluble to insoluble conformation on heating.

It is, most probably, a storage protein. It is an essential protein for many areas of research.

47. Oxheart cherry

Oxheart cherry is a large heart-shaped and soft fleshed cherry. It is juicy and sweet. It is black. It contains a hard seed inside the soft flesh.

48. Oyster plant

The oyster plant, also known as Mosses-in-the-cradle, is easy to grow as it requires very little care. It can reproduce by both cutting and seeds. The oyster plant leaves are used to treat cold, sore throat, nasal bleeding, and whooping cough.

49. Oyster sauce

Oyster sauce is prepared by cooking oysters. It is a thick dark brown spice made up of oyster extracts, water, salt, sugar, and cornfloCondensed oyster extracts and naturally dark-colored make high-quality oyster saucered.

50. Ogonori

Ogonori is a red alga found in Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania.

Humans and several species of shellfish use it as a source of food. It is a rich source of carbohydrates and anti-viral agents.

51. Onion ring

Onion Ring is a side dish and appetizer mostly used in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and many other countries. It is made up of onions, milk, flour, salt, and oil. It is mostly served with melted butter and mustard sauce.

52. Onion powder

Onion powder is the primary constituent of seasoned salt and blended spice mixture.

It is dehydrated and in ground form. It is a constituent of many commercially produced foods. It can be homemade as well as commercially prepared.

53. O Henry

O Henry is a chocolate-coated candy bar containing caramel, fudge, and peanut.

It is a delicious candy bar found in the United States. It is invented in the 1920s. It is more famous in young girls than boys.

54. Otter pops

Otter pops are ice bars with six flavors based on otter characters. They can be used as an alternative to flavored fruit drinks. Otter pops are stored at room temperature, but consumers use them in frozen form.

55. Ollie

Ollie is a soup formed of several vegetables and meat. It is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. It is delicious and delightful.

56. Ostriche arrosto

Ostriche arrosto is a dish of Italy made up of oyster grilled with parsley, oregano, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. It is rich in high-quality proteins and an excellent method to eat bivalves.

57. Oblea

Oblea is a Spanish and American dessert made up of sweet dulce de leche filling sandwiched between two wafers. A combination of multiple fillings can also b used. It is served with chocolate, cheese, raspberry sauce, or other toppings.

58. Ovos moles de Aveiro

Ovos moles de Aveiro, also called Ovos moles, is a delicacy of Aveiro consists of sugar, egg yolk, and chocolate wrapped into rice paper or wheat flour casings. It is usually served in ceramic bowls and wood barrels.

59. Ochazuke

Ochazuke is a Japanese dish made up of merely sprinkling hot water, green tea, or dashi over the cooked white rice. It is usually topped with sesame seeds, umeboshi, nori, salted salmon, or Shinohara. It is used as a quick snack.

60. Ohitashi

Hitachi is a Japanese dish with a simple, light, and deep flavor. It is made up of boiled green vegetables such as Spanish, flavored and chilled with soya sauce. You can prepare in a short duration of 20-25 minutes.

61. Onigiri

Onigiri or musubi is a Japanese dish similar to sandwiches made up of white rice balls filled with umeboshi, kombu, salted salmon, tarako, and a natural preservative. Only salt-containing onigiri is called shio-musubi.

62. Osumashi

Osumashi is a clear Japanese soup with a delicious taste. It is made up of broth, fish, and vegetables, simmered together for a long time to develop flavor. Then the vegetables are removed, and clear soup is garnished.

63. Onion kulcha

Onion kulcha is an Indian bread made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with onions. It is a good source of vitamin A. It also has a small number of fats. You can cook it at home.

64. Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese savory dish consisting of fried vegetables, noodles, seafood, meat, and eggs overtopping a thin pancake. A variety of toppings are used in different regions. It is used as a portion of street food in Japan.

65. Oyakodon

Oyakodon is a Japanese rice bowl dish consists of egg, chicken, and pieces of scallion. All the ingredients are boiled together for a long time. Soya sauce is added, and the soup is poured on top of cooked rice.

66. Ob

Obata is an Indian flatbread made up of wheat flour, sugar, butter, and chickpea. Sometimes Toor dal is also used in some regions. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals. It is also known as Basham.

67. okali

Akali is a local non-alcoholic Indian hot drink usually served during the winter season. It is prepared by boiling coriander seeds. It is also used as a medicine in gastric ailments.

68. Okowa

Okowa is a Japanese dish made up of steamed rice, meat, and vegetables. Sometimes wild herbs, sansai okowa, and vessel chestnuts are also used. It is usually served at room temperature.

69. Oshiruko

Oshiruko is a traditional Japanese dessert consist of boiled and crushed azuki beans.

It is prepared by different methods and mostly served with mochi. It is also topped with sweetened condensed milk to add more flavor.

70. Oyster omelet

Oyster omelet, also called a machine, is a traditional Chinese dish with a savory flavor. It consists of an omelet filled with small oysters. A spicy sauce is also added for taste. It is mostly fried in pork lard.

71. Olan

Olan is an Indian dish made up of white gourd, coconut milk, coconut seasoned ginger, and black-eyed peas. It is a light and subtle-flavored dish. It is mostly served in combination with other dishes.

72. Orgu peyniri

Orgu peyniri is a dairy product consisting of braided cheese. It is eaten plain and in a variety of dishes. Sometimes, it is soaked in water to make them soft and remove extra salts.

73. Omurice

Omurice is a Japanese dish made from a combination of blended western omelet and Japanese fried rice.

It has a savory-sweet flavor and red color. Omurice is not a rich source of carbohydrates and fats.

74. Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans, also known as sweet osmanthus, is a purple-black drupe with a single hard-shelled seed. It is used for making jam and many types of desserts. It is also used as a herbal tea for the treatment of irregular menstruation.

75. Onion bhaji

Onion bhaji is an Indian dish made up of chopped onion mixed in flour, cumin seeds, ground coriander, and eggs. The mixture is then fried on medium flame. It is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. A significant amount of minerals is also present in it.

76. Ou Tenga maas

Ou Tenga Maas is an Indian non-vegetarian dish. Its main ingredients are fish meat, turmeric powder, bay leaves, elephant apple, mustard oil, onions, and tomatoes. It takes 1-1.5 hours to complete. It is mostly served with rice.

77. Offal

Offal is also known as pluck meats, is the non-muscular waste parts of the butchered animal such as the stomach and intestines. Some people use it commonly, and others dislike its use. Intestines are used in the formation of sausages.

78. Oxheart tomatoes

Oxheart tomatoes are large-sized and heart-shaped tomatoes. They have few seeds and more meat.

They are excellent for slicing and stuffing due to their large size.

They are produced throughout the year. It has several varieties.

79. Orange bell pepper

Orange bell pepper is a fruit plant cultivar of Capsicum annuum. It is grouped with less spicy peppers and termed sweet peppers. Botanically, it is a fruit but mostly used as a vegetable. It is a good source of vitamin C.

80. Orange chicken

Orange chicken is a Chinese dish made up of battered and fried chicken slices coated with orange-flavored chili sauce. It is a popular dish in North America and South America. It is of Chinese origin but rarely found in restaurants of China.

81. Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies have high fiber content and low-calorie content than sugar cookies. They are a rich source of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

82. Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are drop cookies made up of oatmeal-based dough containing raisins. They are made up of egg, flour, sugar, salt, and many spices. They are very famous cookies in the United States. Their nutritional value is equal to chocolate chip cookies.

83. Orange Roughy

Orange roughy is a light and delicately flavored dish made up of a deep-sea perch called orange roughy. It is a more familiar dish of America and China. Its digestibility rate low. It is also deficient in omega-3 fats.

84. Oreo balls

Oreo balls are prepared with crushed Oreos and cream cheese. After the scoops became firm, they are dipped in chocolate. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two months.

85. Oven Roast

Oven roast is a German origin dish in which its juice and fat roast chicken in Oven. The chicken is rotated after small intervals in the whole duration. It is a delicious dish popular in many countries.

86. Oven casserole beef

Oven Casserole beef is a dish that consists mainly of meat prepared in casserole.  It is very delicious and tasty.

It is rich in high-quality proteins and fats. It is a traditional beef dish with thick gravy.

87. Orange juice

Orange juice is a fluid extracted from orange. It is rich in carbohydrates and vitamin C.

It is also an excellent source of antioxidants and flavonoids, which improve the immune system.

88. Onion soup

Onion soup is a French dish made up of onion and meat. It is mostly served with bread. It has high nutritious value as it contains anti-inflammatory agents in a large amount. But a very high intake of onion soup can cause gout.

89. Ostrich meat

Ostrich meat is a high-quality food as its fat level is even lower than white meat. It has a delicious taste and is much healthier than other meats. It is rich in proteins.

90. Onion dip

Onion dip is American dip typicality used with potato chips. It is made up of sour cream and flavored with onion. You store it for one week. You can prepare it at home.

91. Onion frittata

Onion frittata is an Italian dish that is made up of blended eggs, cream, and onion. It is similar to an omelet but prepared on low flame. It is mostly served in breakfast. It is effortless to cook food.

92. Osmanthus cake

Osmanthus cake is a Chinese cake prepared with sweet-scented osmanthus, rock sugar, rice flour, and honey. It is a very delightful and sweet-scented cake.

93. Oxtail soup

The beef tail prepares oxtail soup. It is something between a stew and soup.

It contains a large number of solid ingredients. It is a good source of iron and proteins.


It is interesting to learn about several dishes from different countries and different ingredients but start with the same alphabet. Now we know that many foods other than orange are also beginning with O. Hopefully, the list will give useful information about the fares starting with alphabet O.


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