Eastern Oyster

Crassostrea virginica

Also Known As

American oyster, Atlantic oyster, American cupped oyster

U.S. farmed Eastern oysters are a smart seafood choice because they are sustainably grown and harvested under U.S. state and federal regulations.

Facts

Availability

Available year-round.

Source

Estuaries, mainly the East Coast or Gulf of Mexico.

Taste

Ranges from sweet to briny.

Texture

Color

Health Benefits

Oysters are low in saturated fat and excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids and iron.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight n/a
Amount per serving
Calories 81
Protein 9.45 g
Fat, total 2.3 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Selenium
Sodium 106 mg

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