- For other uses, see Demma.
Demma was an Orion food. In 23rd century Federation history, demma was the subject of rumor, innuendo, and folklore about its source and its effect on those who eat it. Based on some descriptions, demma seemed to be an aphrodisiac or fertility enhancer.
When Kirk was a Starfleet lieutenant serving aboard the Federation starship USS Farragut, the galley's refrigeration units had malfunctioned and they were forced to trade for food. However, they could only get several tons of Orion demma. By the time Farragut arrived at Starbase 7, the sickbay had run out fertility control ampules. (TOS novel: Dreams of the Raven)