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Table 2 Intake of foods in g per day and person based on 24-h recall (n = 26)

From: High content of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in red blood cells of Kenyan Maasai despite low dietary intake

Food (g) mean SD
Fresh (boiled) cow's milk 793 449
   Directly consumed 533 417
   In tea 216 107
   In porridge1 45 77
Fermented cow's milk 67 217
Goat's milk 3.2 16
Ugali2 582 366
   Maize meal 171 108
Sugar 42 18
Rice (boiled)3 44 128
Chapatti4 3.8 20
Bread 2.9 15
Beans (boiled)5 95 126
Potatoes 26 64
Vegetables6 95 112
Fruits 10 49
Meat 4.8 25
Suet 0.5 1.6
Ghee7 7.3 8.3
Kimbo®8 5.7 10
  1. 1 Liquid mush made up of water, maize meal, milk (sugar and cooking fat may be added)
  2. 2 Solid mush consisting of maize meal and water (salt and fat may be added)
  3. 3 Corresponded to 19 g uncooked rice
  4. 4 Wheat flour flat pancake
  5. 5 Corresponded to 33 g raw beans
  6. 6 Cabbage, maize, kale, tomatoes, onions
  7. 7 Homemade clarified butter
  8. 8 Palm oil-derived shortening