Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Be OYSTER aware!

I once heard this joke: What kind of noise annoys an oyster? A noisy noise annoys an oyster. Say that 5 times fast. LOL....

OK, all jokes aside. Let's be serious now. Everyone knows that Oysters are usually eaten raw with fresh lemon juice and sometimes with hot sauce but did you know that Gulf Coast Oysters can carry bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus? It causes vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, especially if you have chronic liver disease, impaired immune systems, diabetes and cancer. It can even cause DEATH! I'm so glad I don't eat oysters. I can't even stand the look of it. It's slimy, gross looking and it smells bad. I know alot of people that eat oysters and they love it. Even though Oysters are a great source of Vitamins A, C, D and B Vitamins, B1, B2 and B3, I still won't eat it. I rather get my vitamins from a pill.

Did you know there was a site for people who enjoy eating oysters? Be Oyster Aware is a site where you can learn the facts on oysters, how to eat oysters the safe way and they even have recipes on how to cook them too. Check it out and spread the word!

Be Gulf oysters aware!


MidNiteMoon said...

I agree with you. They are gross looking!! My aunt used to eat them like candy, yuck...

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