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3 Interesting Facts About Oysters

3 Interesting Facts About Oysters

When was the last time you had an oyster?

If you have ever been to a raw bar, you have surely seen oysters before. These mollusks are tasty treats; however, most people know very little about them. In addition to being delicious, they are actually very interesting creatures!

Not All Species Of Oysters Make Pearls

Many people are under the misconception that all oysters make pearls. This is simply just not the case. Although this is disheartening news to many, the oysters that we commonly consume are not responsible for producing those desirable gemstones. Pearl Oysters, also known as Pinctada, are located deep in the ocean. The oysters that we harvest to eat are found much closer to the surface.

Oyster Shells Can Help Your Garden

Did you know that oyster shells can actually benefit your garden? This is because the shells contain large quantities of calcium, which can assist the pH levels of the soil. As a result, the better soiler leads to healthier plant life. That being said, instead of discarding you oyster shells in the trash, you should consider tossing a few into your garden.

Oysters Are Better To Eat In The Winter

Oysters are commonly consumed throughout the year; however, oysters usually taste best during the winter season. For starters, it is far more difficult to keep oysters fresh during the hot parts of the year. If you can’t keep the oysters cold, they are going to go bad in a hurry. Also, during the winter, the cold water temperatures are ideal for oysters. Oysters are always going to taste better when they have been living in cold water.


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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes