All About Oysters

Oysters are high in protein, low in fat, contain Omega-3 fatty acids, and offer essential minerals, especially iron, zinc, and copper, plus vitamin B12.

Oysters are filter feeders, passing water through their gills and trapping the nutrients.  An oyster can filter up to 1.3 gallons of water per hour.

A group of oysters is commonly called an oyster bed.

Oysters generally reach maturity within 1 year.

A single female oyster can product up to 100 million eggs in one year alone.

The most common oyster predators are: crabs, birds, fish, starfish and humans.

Oysters have the ability to change their sex.

Oysters taste different based on where they are raised.

Oysters spawn in the Spring. Females release millions of eggs while males release even more sperm, these gametes will meet in open water and fertilize.