21 August, 2023

Nutritional benefits of Rock Oysters

Rock Oysters are not only one of the most unique, luxurious and delicious natural foods on the planet, they have an abundance of nutrients that all contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Omega 3: Rock Oysters are a great source of Omega 3. In fact 100g of Rock Oyster equals the same Omega 3 as 3200grams of chicken breast! The Omega 3 fatty acids, EPH and DHA, have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, help relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

Zinc: Rock Oysters contain nearly 50 times the mount of zinc found in chicken. Zinc is important in a balanced diet as it helps process fats, proteins and carbohydrates and can also assist with the healing of wounds.

Iron: Rock Oysters are a good source of iron, which helps to form haemoglobin, and red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body.

Copper: Rock Oysters are an amazing source of copper which can help produce red and white blood cells, and can aid the immune system and provide a great source for strong bones. Copper can also trigger the release of iron, which helps form haemoglobin.

Iodine: Rock Oysters are a great source of iodine, an essential mineral that helps regulate healthy body development, and specifically the central nervous system. Iodine also aids the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin D: Rock Oysters deliver good levels of vitamin D, which can help regulate calcium and phosphate in our bodies.

Selenium: Rock Oysters are a great source of Selenium. This is an anti-oxidant, which assists the body’s immune system to fight off illness, and helps in maintaining thyroid health too.

Vitamin B12: Rock Oysters have an abundance of Vitamin B12, which plays a key role in forming red blood cells and can help with the functioning of the nervous system and brain.

Next time you see Appellation Oysters on the menu you can enjoy them knowing how good they are for you! Photo Credit: Rachel Tagg for Bangalay Dining.