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Ogiri is a flavoring made of fermented oil seeds, such as sesame seeds or egusi seeds.[1] The process and product are similar to iru or douchi. Its smell is like cheese, miso, or stinky tofu.

Ogiri is best known in West Africa. It is popular among the Igbo and Yoruba people of Nigeria.

Ogiri made in the traditional West African way only contains: sesame seeds, salt, and water[2]


  1. ^ "Comparative Soluble Nutrient Value of Ogiri Obtained From Dehulled and Undehulled Boiled Melon Seeds(Cucumeropsis mannii)". www.iiste.org. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OGIRI-Mami-Kaday-s-Handmade-Ogiri-300g-/191703850954?hash=item2ca2709fca