Our Scottish oysters are sourced from the sea lochs of the west coast. Not only are fresh oysters undeniably appetizing, they provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals including protein, selenium, Vitamin E and omega -3 fatty acids. Oysters are also famed for their high zinc and iron content.
Best served over crushed ice with shallot vinegar and tabasco sauce.
Available for sale in 6’s, 12’s and 50’s. Delivered to you in chilled polyboxes complete with ice and gel packs.
Oysters have an incredible nutritional profile; they are high in protein, low in fat and contain large amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. They contain 370mg of omega-3 fatty acids and they are high in vitamin B12, iron, zinc, iodine, selenium and phosphorus. They are also a source of vitamin D and calcium.
|Nutrient||Amount per 100g (as sold)||% of RI|
|of which saturates (g)||0.20||<1%|
|of which sugars (g)||<0.1||<1%|
|Vitamin B12 (μg)||17.0||680%|
|Vitamin D (μg)||1.0||20%|
RI = Reference Intake of an average adult (2000kcal/8400kJ)
Omega 3 fatty acids are known for their beneficial effects in the body, especially when it comes to heart disease. They have been found to help keep heart rhythm steady, clear excess fat from the blood and reduce the chance of clots forming.
Oysters are a rich source of iron and contain over 40% of our reference intake. Iron is possibly most well-known for its role in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron helps create the protein (haemoglobin) found in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells in the body (and gives our skin colour) – this is why people become pale during iron-deficiency anaemia. Iron is also involved in the creation of DNA.
Zinc is found in large quantities in oysters, contributing almost 600% of the reference intake per 100g. Zinc is very important for the proper functioning of the immune system and has roles in regulating our neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin (which is known for feelings of happiness). It has been found that zinc levels are decreased by stress, reducing the body's ability to fight off infections.
Copper is involved in the synthesis of collagen (the protein known for giving structure to our skin) and dopamine (the neurotransmitter associated with feelings of reward).
Oysters contain over 600% of the reference value for vitamin B12 per 100g. Vitamin B12 is needed to form red blood cells, DNA, produce energy and maintain our heart health. If we don't get enough, it can impact our energy levels, memory and mood - making us feel weak and tired.