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Baltimore Oysters: 3 Fun Oyster Facts

Oysters are well-known for being a delicious delicacy but there is a lot more to love about them than just their taste! From improving the quality of the Chesapeake Bay to providing your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, Baltimore oysters are more than just a tasty morsel. Here are some fun facts that you may not have known that prove oysters are always a great choice.

Baltimore oysters

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Baltimore Oysters: 3 Fun Oyster Facts


Oysters are nature’s water filters

The native Eastern oyster is a crucial part of the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and oysters are considered to be one of nature’s best water filtration systems. They are filter feeders and they eat algae that has become contaminated by pollutants and filter our anything harmful. A single oyster can remove harmful pollutants from up to 60 gallons of water a day. In the Bay, oyster reefs have been constructed to help combat pollution and they are a major contributor to the health of our waterways.

Oysters are really good for you

Oysters are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain a balanced assortment of protein, carbohydrates, and fats and are an excellent choice for people on low-cholesterol diets. They also contain a multitude of vitamins including A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D. You can get your daily recommended dose of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus simply by eating four or five Baltimore oysters. So skip your multivitamin and eat some oysters instead!


Humans have been eating oysters for thousands of years

Humans have enjoyed eating oysters since the Neolithic period. They were first cultivated thousands of years ago by the Chinese who raised them in artificial ponds and used their crushed shells for medicinal purposes. Since then they have been an important food source in countries across the globe. Here in Baltimore we are lucky to have access to oysters farmed in our region, ensuring that they are fresh, full of nutrients, and absolutely delicious.


At Costas Inn we offer fresh Baltimore oysters prepared in a variety of ways to suit your tastes. Whether raw, fried, or Rockefeller our oysters are sure to delight.

Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were voted  #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
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4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
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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