Oysters are packed with healthy minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds.
For those of us who grow shellfish, this statement has been a no-brainer for years, but proving it has been another matter. Finally we are starting to get some scientific proof to back up our claims. Oysters clean the water, remove nitrogen, accelerate denitrification, enhance water clarity, promote eelgrass survival, and provide excellent habitat for myriad juvenile fish and crustaceans. All this and they taste great and are good for you too!
Oysters are packed with healthy minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds with particularly high concentrations of Protein (a single oyster can obtain up to 9g) and Zinc along with vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, copper, manganese, and selenium. Oysters also contain high levels of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Finally, oysters are a huge source of beneficial cholesterol, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. They're seriously good for you!