Traditional Food Facts of the Northwest Territories

This Nutritional Food Fact Sheet series provides nutritional information on the most common traditional foods eaten in the Northwest Territories. These foods provide a significant range of different nutrients. People in past centuries ate traditional foods because they were plentiful, affordable, and healthy. They consumed all parts of animals and ate all parts of the animal to get different nutrients. This variety of foods provides a high-quality source of nutrition. These traditional foods can be found throughout the world.

Chinese cuisine

Many of the traditional food facts for Chinese cuisine don’t have much to do with what is actually inside it. Instead, the names of dishes may be based on their appearance or auspicious significance. The chilli fish head, for example, is called hong yun dang tou, which means “good luck.” Vermicelli with Spicy Minced Pork, on the other hand, is called ants climbing a tree. And Sliced Beef and … Read More ...