Aside from being one of the most popular items at many raw bars and brunch tables, oysters have always seemed to be in vogue as a food item. Celebrated for centuries as a natural aphrodisiac, recent medical studies have also attested to the various health benefits contained in the same shell that gifts pearls. Even if you’ve never had oysters, you might have an urge to taste some after reading this comprehensive list of reasons why they’re great.
Low in Calories & High in Protein
Depending upon the geographic location they originate from, oysters can vary in size and shape. That said, the common trait found in every species of oyster is that they’re low in calories and high in protein. For instance, a serving of six oysters is only 50 calories, and each oyster contains 2 grams of protein.
A Healthy Abundance of Vitamins & Minerals
Not only do oysters have low calories and substantial amounts of protein, but they also have several vitamins and nutrients that are necessary for the promotion and sustaining of a healthy lifestyle. A normal serving of oysters has rich amounts of vitamin D, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, and vitamin b12. Like so many other variations of seafood, oysters also have fatty acids known as omega-3s, which are necessary for the human heart to function.
One of the best things about oysters is that they can be prepared in a variety of ways. Many places that serve brunch keep them chilled in a raw bar, and they go great with mimosas and bloody mary’s. If you purchase them canned at the grocery store, they might come encased in water or olive oil. Many chefs insist that the healthiest way to consume oysters is by streaming them, as this process removes much of the bacteria that might be present.
Captain Eddie’s Seafood
Whether you want to dine in at our location or pick up some goodies from our on-site fish market, Captain Eddie’s is the location that can take care of all your seafood cravings. For a menu and reservations, cast a net at captaineddiesseafood.com.