“If I’m ever in the need of an oyster or two you will be the first to know.” Vanessa B


Oysters are not only delicious, but they're also one of the most
nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates
and lipids. The National Heart and Lung Institute suggest oysters as an
ideal food for inclusion in low-cholesterol diets. Oysters are an excellent
source of vitamins A, B1(thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6
(pridoxal phosphate), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five
medium size oysters supply the RECOMMENDED DAILY allowance of
iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. Oysters are a LOW CALORIE, LOW FAT
and LOW-CHOLESTRAL source of vitamin B12. It is a complete protein,
having all the essential amino acids in the proper proportions.

CALORIES: A 25-gram Pacific oyster contains 40.8 calories.
Carbohydrate calories make up 10.2 grams, fat calories make up 10.4
grams and protein calories make up 20.2 grams.

VITAMINS: A 25-gram Pacific oyster is a good source of vitamin B12,
containing 7.2 micrograms, or 120 percent of your daily recommended
value for a 2,000 calorie diet. All other vitamin concentrations are in trace

Fats and Fatty Acids: A 25-gram Pacific oyster is low in fat,
containing 1.1 total fat grams. It contains 300 milligrams of saturated fat,
200 milligrams of monounsaturated fat and 400 milligrams of polyunsaturated
fat, It also contains 370 milligrams of OMEGA-3 fatty acids and 16 Milligrams
of OMEGA-6 fatty acids.

Minerals: A 25-gram Pacific oyster is rich in three minerals: zinc,
copper and selenium, having 55, 33 and 55 percent of your daily
recommended value.