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Why You Should Look for Places to Eat Gator Meat on More Than One Occasion

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Alligator meat is quite the exotic delicacy with a texture and taste resembling that of chicken. In some parts of the world, gator meat is just as common as beef. In fact, it dominated some traditional cuisines in the Southern United States during the mid-1800s. Today, gator meat can be enjoyed fried or as a main ingredient in a gumbo.

Of all the parts of a gator, the tail meat is considered the best cut. It is white and tender, as opposed to the darker and tougher texture of the body. The tail meat also renders a subtle, natural flavor which tastes delicious yet not overpowering. Aside from its taste, there are many reasons why you should try eating gator meat at least once in your life.

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Healthier Than Other Commercial Meat

The South Dakota Department of Health states that alligator meat contains less cholesterol and saturated fat than beef, pork, and chicken raised commercially. Gator meat also contains fewer calories. According to MyFitnessPal.com, there are only 232 calories in a 3.2 ounce serving of gator meat, whereas there are 250 calories in the same size of ribeye steak.

A Good Protein Source

Gator meat is categorized as wild game, which tends to boast more lean muscle tissue compared to domestic meats such as chicken. There are 46 grams of protein in a single serving of a 3.2-ounce gator meat. It is twice the amount of protein you will get from consuming a typical cut of beef. As a comparison, there are only 31 grams of protein in a 3.2-ounce chicken breast, which is considered one of the healthiest sources of protein, especially by those in the fitness industry.

Other Health Benefits

A study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis suggests that gator meat contains anti-carcinogenic and anti-arthritic properties, especially in its cartilage. Because of this, many people see gator meat as a superfood for its ability to reduce symptoms of inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and arthritis.

Aside from all of these noticeable health benefits, gator meat is also high in vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, iron, and vitamin B-12. Despite its many advantages, there are not many places that serve alligator meat in the U.S. Fortunately, Orange Beach has some of the best places to eat gator meat. One of them is Tacky Jack's, a renowned destination for the freshest and some of the healthiest seafood and more.


Nutritional Facts on Alligator Meat, LiveStrong.com
Health Benefits of Crocodile or Alligator Meat, HealthAndBeautyPages.com