Uses of crocodilians

  • Whilst most of the value of crocodilians farming lies in the skin, almost the entire animal is in fact used: meat is eaten, and there are also uses in cosmetics and medical research.
  • Crocodilian meat is a traditional food for Indigenous people throughout the world, but is now readily available in restaurants in many countries. Research indicates the meat is extremely low in cholesterol, and provides an excellent source of accessible high-quality protein. Demand for the meat is increasing as its health properties are being more widely appreciated. This has created flow on opportunities for restaurants, food outlets and value adding into gourmet products, increasing the benefits of farming to the wider community.


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