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Canned Oysters?

by (571) Updated September 02, 2012 at 2:08 AM Created April 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Are these still quality food items? I just bought a couple cans of the bumblebee whole oysters and they actually taste pretty good.

One other question though... in cooked oysters, are they usually dark green inside? I've only had oysters like once before, so I really don't know. The ones that are more plump especially, have a decent amount of this green inside. They taste and smell ok.

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11648 · April 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Yeah, Trader Joe's canned oysters are green inside too. They are very nutritious, but they have about 800% RDA of zinc in one can, so don't have them everyday.

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8883 · April 10, 2012 at 6:37 AM

You can find this quote on the website of Crown Prince :

The green color in oysters is actually not an abnormal color. During the harvesting season, the oysters are still growing and ingest a large amount of plankton while they are still lean. This makes the "green feeds" visible through their outer skin.

I also made a call to them to ask how long they keep in the fridge : the answer is 2 days. Oysters are delicious!

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5071 · September 02, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Oysters are ok to kill and eat, even if you're a vegetarian or vegan because they can't feel pain.

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10077 · September 01, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Most of the oysters I eat are bottled uncooked in brine. Goose Point yearlings are the best.

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10 · September 01, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I used to get bumble bee smoked oysters but i recently discovered Walmart's generic brand called Great Value and it's just as good as the name brand, AND cheaper! I eat about 3 to 4 cans a week with my salad.

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609 · April 10, 2012 at 7:37 AM

We eat the Trader Joe's oysters several times a week. We like TJ's because their cans are BPA free.

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5476 · April 10, 2012 at 6:40 AM

I love oysters. I guess the only thing I'd be concerned about is BPA-lining.

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11476 · April 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM

The green is the guts, they give that oyster oomph to the flavour. I love oysters as a source of zinc and iron, have them once or twice a week to get plenty o' minerals. I like plain canned oysters as a nice stew and smoked oysters as wrapped in bacon. When I make sardine paddies, I usually throw a few chopped up oysters in there for extra flavour.

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