Posted on 03-03-2008
Filed Under (Health & Nutrition, Recipes &Cooking) by Charla

I have a joke for my readers: If we call young ones “youngsters,” then what do we call new puddles of oil? ………”oysters!” I guess you can tell that I made that joke up myself. Hmm, I think I should just stick to writing text, not jokes. lol

But speaking of oysters, are you “oyster aware?” Be informed! If anyone has liver disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system, they should avoid raw oysters. Those who are at risk and eat raw oysters could develop a serious illness or even die from Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. However, raw oysters are not a serious threat to healthy people. I would definitely prefer to have them cooked, though. The benefits to eating oysters include the following:

  • low calorie protein
  • excellent source of Zinc,
  • Vitamin B-12
  • & Omega-3 fatty acids

The processors at Gulf oysters, however, have developed new technologies to ensure safer alternatives for eating raw oysters. They have added safety features to reduce Vibrio vulnificus bacteria to non-detectable levels. Be OYSTER AWARE! Check out their site and learn about their process and all the facts for safe eating of raw oysters! Be smart!

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