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Oysters – Our Health and Eco Heroes

Oysters are one of those things you should try at least once in your life. It has been considered a luxurious and sophisticated delicacy in restaurants for ages, but for some it is just another check off in the bucket list. Luckily, for many, this nutritious eco hero becomes a lifelong treat.

In one oyster you’ll consume less than 10 calories. 10 small calories packed with high quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Your heart will thank you, as they’re rich in healthy cholesterol and omega-3 fatty acids, your brain appreciates the impressive amount of vitamin B12.

Nature will thank you as well. Unlike other farmed animals, farming oysters (and other molluscs) does not have a negative environmental impact. Impressively, they do the opposite. Farming oysters have a positive effect and actually purifies the waters. Only one oyster can filter up to 150 litres of water per day. What a hero!

Oysters are so sustainable that there are even environmentally conscious eaters calling themselves ostrovegans or bivalvegans. While they abstain from all other animal products and by-products, they make an exception for molluscs as oysters, mussels, scallops, and clams. The lack of a central nervous system makes it unlikely for oysters to feel pain, which is also one reason many otherwise vegetarians are comfortable eating them.

At the King Crab House we get in fresh oysters for every Thursday. Give it a shot and try these mighty little miracles and kick off your dinner with style. Oysters accompanied with a glass of champagne is the only proper way to start your meal.

Last, but not least, should you chew it or not?

The big question when it comes to oysters, to chew or not to chew. You should actually chew the oyster once or twice. This brings out the sweetness, saltiness, and umami. If you swallow it whole, you will miss out a lot of these flavours. So yes, let’s chew! (and don’t forget the bubbels)


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