This oyster is called 'Seokhwa (stone flower)' because its shape is as beautiful as a flower. It is called 'milk of the sea' because it has abundant protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and inorganic substances; taurine which adjusts zinc and the blood pressure is included in its nutrition so it is very effective for preventing disease.
Oysters raised in Dolmeori tidal flats near Hampyeong are very fresh and abundantly nutritious because the cultivating environment is close to the blue belt area of the West Sea. It is one of the representative marine products of this area.
The taste of oyster is very unique and its flesh is soft enough to eat raw. Even westerners who do not enjoy uncooked fish or marine plants, like to eat oysters raw. Its tissue is too tender, so bacteria easily propagate in it; there are some basic ideas to choose fresh oysters.
Benefit of oyster
Oyster has moisture, protein, fat, carbohydrates (glycogen), minerals etc, and provides 84Kcal per 100g, which can prevent hypertension, arteriosclerosis and heart attacks. It can alkalize the body so that the internal organs can be improved. As a restorative food, obesity can be prevented and oysters improve skin health.
Unlike other shellfish, its tissue is very tender, and its nutritious substances including protein are easily digested and absorbed; it is good for infants, children, the old and the sick so that it can be compared with milk.
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