A comprehensive list of Halal and Haram ingredients starting with the letter O. The list contains common uses of the ingredients in the food/medicine/cosmetic industries, sources and halal and haram status.
The oat (Avena sativa), sometimes called the common oat, is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed. Oats have numerous uses in foods; most commonly, they are rolled or crushed into oatmeal, or ground into fine oat flour.
Oat Flour (Halal)
Flour obtained from grounding oat.
Oatmeal is made of hulled oat grains – groats – that have either been ground, steel-cut, or rolled. Ground oats are also called “white oats”. Steel-cut oats are known as “coarse oatmeal” or “Irish oatmeal” or “pinhead oats”.
Olive Oil (Halal)
Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. It is commonly used in cooking, whether for frying or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps. Extra-virgin olive oil Comes from virgin oil production only, and is of higher quality. Virgin olive oil Comes from virgin oil production only, but is of slightly lower quality. Refined olive oil is the olive oil obtained from virgin olive oils by refining methods that do not lead to alterations in the initial glyceridic structure.
Olive Pomace Oil (Halal)
Olive pomace oil is refined pomace olive oil often blended with some virgin oil. It is fit for consumption, but may not be described simply as olive oil. It has a more neutral flavor than pure or virgin olive oil, making it unfashionable among connoisseurs; however, it has the same fat composition as regular olive oil, giving it the same health benefits. It also has a high smoke point, and thus is widely used in restaurants as well as home cooking in some countries.
The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.
Oregano, scientific name Origanum vulgare, is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. It is sometimes called wild marjoram. Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh.