Oysters a Healthful and Sustainable Food

oystersOysters are a very nutritious and well-balanced food. While there are more than 200 oyster species around the globe, only a fraction are edible. The most well known edible oysters include eastern oysters, Pacific oysters, European oysters, and Sydney Rock oysters.

The food history of oysters dates back to prehistoric times as evidenced by shell middens in coastal areas. During colonial times and the 1800s oysters were a food staple so common that street-side vendors in major cities sold the …