muktuk


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muk·tuk

 (mŭk′tŭk′)
n.
Whale blubber and skin, eaten as food.

[Inuit maktak.]

muktuk

(ˈmʌktʌk)
n
(Cookery) Canadian the thin outer skin of the beluga, used as food
[from Inuktitut]
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Norma Dunning; ANNIE MUKTUK AND OTHER STORIES; The University of Alberta Press (Fiction: Short Stories) 19.
Some of her adventures include spending several years as a paleontological artist, CGI-animating a couple of museum films, constructing a 16-ft long dinosaur puppet called Snaps, eating tasty muktuk, snow-machining on the Chukchi Sea and meeting a polar bear.
When respondents reported consuming dried portions of country foods, however, we converted dry weights to fresh weights using moisture content differentials reported in the literature for caribou and beluga: raw caribou meat = 71 g moisture/100 g portion; dried caribou meat = 32 g moisture/100 g portion; dried beluga meat = 22 g moisture/100 g portion; raw beluga muktuk = 68 g moisture/100 g portion; raw beluga blubber = 22 g moisture/100 g portion (Kuhnlein and Soueida, 1992).
Caribou, muktuk, and other traditional Inupiat foods are often preferred instead of more common camp food such as steak and hamburgers.
They cut big slabs of skin with underlying fat to prepare muktuk, which they later ate both raw and boiled.
Muktuk Whale meat is staple diet of the Inupiat people
Eleven of these outbreaks were caused by muktuk, which is aged pieces of skin (with fat and meat) of the beluga whale.
An inch of whale muktuk, which is whale skin, contains the same vitamin C nutrition as a whole orange," says Mayor Madeleine Redfern of Iqaluit, Nunavut.
This diet also includes such high-selenium foods as beluga whale muktuk (skin and fat).
During that dinner, a feast of caribou, sheefish, dried pike and even muktuk (raw whale blubber), the Pungaliks treated the team like family.
duck, ptarmigan, geese, swan and crane; Caribou fat, hard; Eskimo ice cream with caribou fat; Muktuk, raw incl.
After cutting and distributing the whale blubber, muktuk, among the two hundred Inupiat residents, they load the whale bones, plus a fair amount of skin, sinew, and gut, into a pile at the end of a three-mile-long sand spit that arcs out into the sea in front of the village.