From the Global Gourmet:
Oysters are not only delicious, but they're also one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids. The National Heart and Lung Institute suggest oysters as an ideal food for inclusion in low-cholesterol diets. Oysters are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1(thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five medium size oysters supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus.
Read more: Little Known Facts About Oysters here.
We grilled oysters for supper the other night and they were delicious. We thought they looked kind of pretty sitting on the plate with lemon slices and fresh parsley sprigs, swimming in their sauce of butter and olive oil, but that is probably one of those really subjective things--the look only the cooks could love. We slurped them all down before taking a picture, so I cannot solicit objective opinions.
Of course the very next day I got an alert from the Nature Conservancy about the threat to oyster beds and the importance of saving these mollusks and their habitat. Why does every little thing have to be guilt producing?