Do you belong to the team “I love oysters” or the team “I hate oysters”? The chewy, salty, and fresh flavor of the oysters will have you obsessed with them or just hate them enough to look away when you see them. There is nothing in between! But if you try it once with an open heart, you will definitely fall in love with the unique taste of the oysters. Here are few reasons to grow your love for oysters if you are already in love with them and reasons to try them if you have not tried oysters yet.
- AN OLD DELICACY
- A LOW-CALORIE FOOD
- HIGH IN PROTEINS
- RICH IN VITAMINS AND OTHER NUTRIENTS
- A FOOD OF ROMANCE
- A FERTILIZER
Oysters are a bivalve mollusks which means it has two shells held together by a strong muscle. They have been in this world for a long time although the exact timeline is unclear. When you eat oysters, you are tasting a dish that has been tasted by the earliest ancestors of ours as well. Isn’t it amazing to have a bite of something which has been a delicacy over thousands of years?
If you are someone who is worried about your calorie intake but still loves food? Oysters should be your go-to food at parties then. It is one of the foods which is very low in calories. Can you believe that a serving of six steamed or raw oysters will add only 150 calories to your daily calorie count? Now go and order a load of oysters with no guilt. Even a serving of six breaded and fried oysters will have only 170 calories though it is not considered a heart-healthy food that suits only occasional splurges.
Avoiding carbohydrates and taking more protein is the key goal of any fitness freak who tries to build muscles to get in shape. Types of meats are a popular source of protein preferred by many of us. But did you know oysters contain more protein than any kind of meat on average? Research has found that an oyster contains about 2g of protein. That means a serving of six oysters can have 12g of protein which equals to 2Oz of meat.
With the age, the need for essential vitamins and nutrients increases gradually. The food will not supply enough nutrients as we might eat less with age and the body’s capacity to absorb nutrients will also reduce. Oysters are confirmed to be rich in Vitamin D, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B12 that are specifically required for the wellbeing of women over 40. Hence, your love for oysters can do much good for your body by fulfilling its vitamins and other nutrient needs.
Oysters are considered as an aphrodisiac over time. There is no research supporting this argument but it is believed around the world since the ancient days. They are abundant in zinc which is accepted as a nutrient that promotes sexual health. Further, oysters can fix nutrient deficits which can cause sexual impotent. Whether oysters being an aphrodisiac is a myth or not, you can try it out as a meal because this delicious seafood can only do good to you.
We eat only the soft meat of the oyster trapped between its two shells which are made of calcium. These shells can be used as a fertilizer for the plants in your garden. If you are a plant mom, save the shells for your plant babies as they can balance the PH value of the soil and make the cell wall of the plants stronger. So while oysters make you healthy, you can use them to make your garden greener too.