Love them or hate them, oysters are a nutritionally packed type of seafood. No matter how you cook the oysters, the nutritional profile is unaltered. Our chefs at The Crab Shack offer delicious oysters either steamed or raw. The raw oysters at both our Crofton and Edgewater locations are locally sourced and always fresh. We offer fresh oysters seven days a week, so come down to either of our restaurants for a great oyster meal!
Coming to eat at The Crab Shack does not mean having to pack on the calories. Oysters are a very low-calorie seafood. In fact, 6 oysters only have 50 calories in total and a whopping 6 grams of protein. Raw oysters, without butter or a sauce, are a low-calorie food that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Oysters do contain approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving, so they are not low-carbohydrate seafood. However, the sheer amount of protein per oyster cannot be understated.
Oysters are a great source of vitamin B12. Having a good level of vitamin B12 in the body helps keep your heart healthy and stave off dementia. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are also linked to anemia and muscle weakness. Adults should intake approximately 2.4 mg of vitamin B12 daily.
Oysters are also high in the following vitamins:
Copper and Zinc together activate an enzyme called copper-zinc superoxide dismutase. This enzyme acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. Individually, zinc assists in protein production and copper allows your body to produce energy.
Anyone with a calcium deficiency knows all too well about vitamin D. Without vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, resulting in osteoporosis or an increased risk for multiple sclerosis.
Selenium is a mineral that also has antioxidant properties. Oysters are a great natural source of selenium. Selenium is also great for its anti-inflammatory properties.
You no longer need to feel guilty about going out for dinner. Come eat oysters at The Crab Shack for a nutritionally healthy meal. Contact us at either of our locations – 443-302-2680 in Crofton or 443-837-6279 in Edgewater to make a reservation or you can place an order online.