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Krogh estimates daily diet of Greenland Eskimo from 1855

A Study of the Diet and Metabolism of Eskimos Undertaken in 1908 on an Expedition to Greenland

August and Marie Krogh, in 1908 (3), studied the dietary of the Greenland Eskimo. On the basis of the total annual food consumption of a section of Greenland, as collected by Rink in 1855, they estimated that the daily diet contained approximately 280 gm. of protein, 135 gm. of fat, and 54 gm. of carbohydrate.

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