American Indian/Alaska Native foods are well-known for containing important nutrients that people need for good health. Some of the nutrients found within this food category include: Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Vitamin D, Protein and Fiber.
American Indian and Alaska Native foods can range from simple fruits and vegetables to exotic meats. Some of the foods that make up this group are: Blueberries, Caribou meat, Agave, Acorn Stew, Bowhead whale meat, Cloudberries (which are native to Alaska), Cranberries, Fish of all varieties and 'Elk and deer' meat.
Many of the foods in this group are easy to prepare and offer a full day's worth of vitamins and minerals. For example, acorn stew, a dish native to the Apache culture, contains essential nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, sodium, and potassium. This dish is low in fat and also contains Vitamins B-6 and 12.