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Muktuk

Muktuk

[muhk-tuhk]

Muktuk is the English word for the traditional Inuit/Eskimo meal of frozen whale skin and blubber. However, in some dialects, such as Inuinnaqtun, the word may refer only to the edible parts of the whales skin and not to the blubber. It is most often made from the skin and blubber of the Bowhead Whale, although the beluga and the narwhal are also used. Usually eaten raw, it is occasionally finely diced, breaded, deep fried and served with soy sauce. It is also sometimes pickled.

It has been found to be a good source of vitamin C containing up to 38 mg/100g.

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