Oyster Health Facts You Should Know Before Your Next Visit to Clambake or Bar Raw

Oyster Health Facts You Should Know Before Your Next Visit to Clambake or Bar Raw

It would be difficult to survive on oysters alone, Peter Stein, the founder of Peeko Oysters, told FOX News.
Oysters and summer tend to go hand-in-hand for seafood lovers. While the briny shellfish might be a go-to for its distinct texture and taste, oysters have a list of health benefits that consumers may not be aware of.
(iStock) His New York-based company harvests oysters in Long Island’s Little Peconic Bay and distributes the coveted shellfish direct to consumers and restaurants.

There are a variety of oyster species in the world, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FoodData Central database has nutrition figures on two types of oysters, including the Pacific and eastern species, both of which are pretty low in calories. GRILLED OYSTERS WITH GREEN CHILE GARLIC BUTTER ARE ‘BRINY AND TENDER’: TRY THE RECIPE

A 100-gram portion of Pacific oyster is around 81 calories while a 100-gram portion of eastern oyster is around 51 calories, according to the USDA’s FoodData Central. Here’s what you need to know about the popular coastal snack.

The Pacific oyster has roughly 9.45 grams of protein, 8 milligrams of vitamin C and 168 milligrams of potassium in a 100-gram serving of oyster, according to the USDA’s FoodData Central. The shellfish is also rich in sodium, magnesium, zinc and more.
Peter Stein, the owner of Peeko Oysters, a New York-based oyster farm, told FOX News that most of his restaurant clients order oysters to serve as a starter in raw bars rather than an entree. Some restaurants cook oysters as well.
(iStock) While oysters aren’t typically served as a main dish, the shellfish are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

According to Stein, most of his restaurant clients order oysters to serve as a starter in raw bars rather than an entree.  PLASTICS FOUND IN SAMPLES OF POPULARLY CONSUMED SEAFOOD, STUDY FINDS

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