See also: Alligator Recipes
There are 2 types of alligator tail meat; tender, white and veal like or dark and very tough. Alligator body meat is pinkish with a strong flavor and slightly tough. All the meat is low in fat and high in protein.
Alligator tail is rich in vitamin B12 and niacin and strong in iron; 18% of it's calories are from fat, with just 5% from saturated fat.
Louisiana designated the Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) as its official State Reptile in 1983.
Mississippi designated the American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) as its Official State Reptile in 2005.
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