European flat oyster

Species: Ostrea edulis
FAO 3Alpha Code: OYF

Size: 0 (80-90 g) / 00 (90-100 g)

Ostrea edulis has been harvested throughout Europe as an important food source since prehistory. During Roman occupation of Britain European flat oyster were importen in large quantities by to Italy. We must mention the legendary aphrodisiac properties of the oysters, already known in antiquity, to the point that the ancient Greeks claimed that Aphrodite was born inside the shells of an oyster. Find out more on FAO website

Nutrition information for 100g of raw European flat oyster






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Source: © CIQUAL – Find out more on ANSES-CIQUAL website

Average nutritional information

European flat oysters are characterized by high protein content and very low lipid one, with a prevalence of polyunsaturated fatty acids compared to saturated and monounsaturated and high percentage of omega-3. Cholesterol levels are average, while caloric ratio reduced. Very rich of minerals, in particular zinc, iron, copper, calcium and magnesium. Sodium levels are quite high. It is an excellent source of vitamin B12.
Source: © Hello.Fish Project – Read a species sheet (in italian)

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