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Ogi (food)

Ogi is a fermented cereal pudding from Nigeria, typically made from maize, sorghum, or millet. [1]

18 relations: Candida (fungus), Cereal, Fermentation in food processing, Food, Kenya, Lactobacillales, Lactobacillus, Maize, Millet, Nigeria, Pap (food), Pudding, Saccharomyces, Sorghum, Species, Ugali, Wet-milling, Yeast.

Candida (fungus)

Candida is a genus of yeasts and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide.

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Cereal

A cereal is any true grass cultivated for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran.

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Fermentation in food processing

Fermentation in food processing is the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts, bacteria, or a combination thereof, under anaerobic conditions.

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Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC).

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Lactobacillales

Lactobacillales or lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are a clade of Gram-positive, low-GC, acid-tolerant, generally nonsporulating, nonrespiring, either rod- or cocci-shaped bacteria that share common metabolic and physiological characteristics.

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Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus, also called "Döderlein's bacillus", is a genus of Gram-positive facultative anaerobic or microaerophilic rod-shaped bacteria.

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Maize

Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), known in some English-speaking countries as corn, is a large grain plant domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times.

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Millet

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

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Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Pap (food)

Pap, also known as mieliepap (Afrikaans for maize porridge) in South Africa, is a traditional porridge/polenta made from mielie-meal (ground maize) and a staple food of the Bantu inhabitants of Southern Africa (the Afrikaans word pap is taken from Dutch and simply means "porridge").

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Pudding

Pudding is a kind of food that can be either a dessert or a savory dish.

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Saccharomyces

Saccharomyces is a genus in the kingdom of fungi that includes many species of yeast.

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Sorghum

Sorghum is a genus of plants in the grass family.

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Species

In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with the plural form species abbreviated spp.) is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.

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Ugali

Ugali (also sometimes called Sima, Sembe or Posho) is a dish of maize flour (cornmeal), millet flour, or Sorghum flour (or a blend) cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency.

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Wet-milling

Wet-milling is a process in which feed material is steeped in water, with or without sulfur dioxide, to soften the seed kernel in order to help separate the kernel’s various components.

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Yeast

Yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom with 1,500 species currently identified and are estimated to constitute 1% of all described fungal species.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogi_(food)

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