Oyster Superfood


 

 

 

Oysters - one of the top superfoods

Each oyster is a perfect balance of flavour and nutrition

Flavour and nutrition
Full of flavour and nutrition, the oyster is considered one of the top superfoods in the world by nutritionists.

The oyster is very high in essential vitamins, important minerals, vital Omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. In fact, the oyster is one of the few foods that contain all nine essential amino acids!

The oyster is low in calories, fats, fatty acids and cholesterol. For example, the total calories in half a dozen oysters au naturel is less than 3% of the recommended calorie intake for the normal person per day!

Power packed, the oyster is especially rich in:
 
Vitamins:
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
Vitamin A (Retinol)

Plus traces of:
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B6
Niacin
Folate
Pantothenic Acid
Minerals:
Zinc
Copper
Iron
Iodine
Selenium
Calcium

Plus traces of:
Manganese
Sodium
Potassium
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorous
Chloride
Protein:
All nine amino acids:
- Leucine
- Lysine
- Valine
- Phenylalanine
- Isoleucine
- Methionine
- Threonine
- Histidine
- Tryptophan

Plus Omega-3 fatty acids

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buy oysters
Buy fresh oysters online with our Oyster Map UK
All oysters shown are responsibly and sustainably harvested from their pristine coastal waters by EU licensed oyster farms in the UK.
Important part of a healthy diet
The "Enjoy Seafood Twice A Week" campaign - promoted by Seafish UK and the Shellfish Association of Great Britain - is based upon the recommendation by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), that all adults should eat at least two portions of seafood every week.
 
This recommendation is endorsed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).
 
Enjoy fresh oysters as an important part of your healthy diet…
 
Why not vary your diet - just half a dozen oysters make up one of your “seafood twice a week”!
 
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Boost zinc
The oyster is an excellent source of zinc for your body! In fact, the world's top zinc-rich food is the oyster au naturel, second is the cooked oyster. You only need to eat two to three oysters to deliver a full day’s supply of zinc for your body.

Zinc is absolutely crucial for the body.

Zinc is a mineral that’s critical for the male reproductive system. Studies have shown that nutritional deficiencies can be the cause of certain cases of low testosterone levels. However, when zinc was introduced to the body, in many cases testosterone levels and sperm counts rose.

US and Italian scientists funded by the US National Institute of Health, found that natural oysters contain very high levels of zinc, and the rare D-aspartic (D-ASP) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) amino acids. Zinc, and these rare amino acids contribute towards increased testosterone levels, muscle mass, and physical endurance.

It’s well known that zinc is one of the most important components of the immune system, as it helps to build over 100 different types of enzymes and protects the body from sickness (cold, flu, conjunctivitis, and other infections) and decay.

Zinc is vital in hundreds of other body processes and is used by every cell in the body.  Zinc helps to develop cells, heal wounds; and contributes to quality of eyesight, taste, smell, hair and skin.

The body doesn’t produce zinc. The body depends on external sources for its supply.

Eat fresh oysters for your boost of zinc power!