Microblog: The Nutrition Facts of Pacific Oysters


💊Oysters are extremely rich in zinc, copper, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. In fact, oysters are food with the highest zinc content.

🏆Oysters are so nutrient dense that 3.5 ounces (100 grams) contains 100 percent of the RDA of vitamin B12, zinc, and copper and more than 75 percent of the RDA of vitamin D and selenium. They also have 37 percent of the RDA of iron and 18 percent of the RDA of manganese.

🍊Oysters have a measurable amount of vitamin C and many essential minerals. Oysters also contain magnesium and potassium, which help lower blood pressure and relax the blood vessels. Six medium-sized oysters will provide 5 percent of your magnesium RDA and 4 percent of your potassium RDA.

🧬Oysters are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and contain all nine essential amino acids.

❓Did you know Oysters contain antioxidants?!

💎Oysters also contain an antioxidant (3,5-Dihydroxy-4-methoxybenzyl). It’s such a great antioxidant that one study showed that it is fifteen times more powerful in fighting oxidative stress than Trolox, a commercial vitamin E often used to prevent damage caused by oxidative stress.[1]



[1] Tamano et al., “Preventive Effect of 3,5-Dihydroxy-4-Methoxybenzyl Alcohol and Zinc.”

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