Table 1

Mean (SD) and median portion sizes (g) of traditional meats, poultry, fish and soups/stews consumed by Inuit adults in three remote communities in Nunavut, Canada
Food item Consumers (%) Portion size ( g )
Mean SD Median
Traditional meats/poultry
Bone marrow, any 31.3 34 22 32
Caribou, aged 2.4 251 138 279
Caribou fat, hard 38.4 62 52 32
Caribou, boiled, baked or roast 82 191 107 149
Caribou, dried 60.2 201 166 153
Caribou, fried, not incl. stir fry 55.9 96 59 58
Caribou, raw 66.4 274 205 186
Caribou, stir fried 34.1 424 190 428
Goose, baked, boiled or roasted 19.4 88 75 82
Heart or kidney, any 24.6 389 267 200
Liver, any, not incl. seal 12.3 124 74 110
Muktuk 48.3 217 178 194
Muskox, boiled 10 161 106 173
Muskox, fried 5.7 143 73 143
Muskox, fat 3.3 39 30 32
Polar bear, boiled 6.2 169 136 149
Ptarmigan 4.3 277 261 119
Seal, cooked 37.9 184 96 159
Seal fat, fermented or fresh, hard 12.3 36 28 26
Seal fat, fermented, liquid 4.3 10 4 10
Seal liver 24.6 145 132 88
Seal, raw, not incl. liver 12.3 195 143 167
Stomach or intestine, any 12.3 133 109 101
Traditional fish
Char, smoked 14.7 95 66 62
Char, boiled 53.1 256 112 209
Char, dried 60.7 86 49 93
Char, raw 63 370 198 261
Fish head, large 9 269 102 227
Fish head, medium 21.8 151 73 142
Fish head, small 7.6 92 26 89
Fish, baked 28 204 143 185
Fish, battered and/or fried 42.7 83 43 84
Trout, baked or broiled 15.2 219 94 201
Trout, dried 21.8 179 127 165
Trout, raw 13.7 227 110 237
White fish, dried 7.1 105 71 110
White fish, raw 7.1 261 105 237
Soups/stews
Beef stew, homemade or canned 41.7 360 146 368
Caribou soup or stew 75.8 475 199 405
Char or clam chowder or any fish soup 34.6 466 171 452
Mushroom or vegetable soup 49.3 349 121 381
Soup, any, with beef, ham, chicken, duck, goose 53.6 419 160 418

Sheehy et al.

Sheehy et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:70   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-70

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