Port Lincoln, SA. As the world reacts to restrictions under the COVID-19 crisis management plan, eating Angel Organic oysters is not only a culinary treat but are worthwhile for a very different reason – your immune health!
Shellfish are at the top of the food chain when it comes to serving your body’s defence system, being high in ZINC, IRON, Selenium and Vitamins A & D. Oysters in particular are enjoying their newfound fame as a superfood, the trace elements found in Angel organic oysters are recognised for their anti-virus properties. While pasta, chicken and beef are high on the list, smart shoppers are heading straight to the seafood section to get a stock of pacific oysters amongst their other food staples.
A single pacific oyster with an average size of 70 to 100g packs a pretty significant punch: twice the protein of a large egg, more vitamin D compared to a full serving of farmed salmon, as much B12 as 13 cups of yoghurt, and 20 times more zinc than a 170g steak. A single pacific oyster also provides the body with 75% of the recommended intake of selenium, a critical ingredient to boost the immune system.
Angel Seafood are the world-first sustainable and organic certified grower of pacific oysters. Founder Zac Halman has been farming the South Australian waters of the Eyre Peninsula for many years and is accustomed to hearing critical acclaim for the culinary aspects of his products from the best restaurants across the globe, from Australia to Hong Kong but even he has been surprised by the new found status of his oysters being “flu fighters”.
Zac Halman is pragmatic, “Oysters are commonly known as more the luxury entree, however most consumers are fair to say naive to know they are a health-food or even more a “superfood” but we are living through an unprecedented time where customers are looking for the best products for health and safety. We have long focused on the culinary and ethical benefits of our oysters being certified organic and sustainable. Now, with the world in a health crisis, we are proud that Angel organic oysters can affordably help people boost their immune defences when they need it most, in the most delicious way.”
Enjoying oysters at home is easier than you think. Classic preparations include simply serving plain with a squeeze of lemon and a grind of black pepper, or in more elaborate preparations such as steamed, roasted or grilled.
“Oysters have been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance of appreciation with restaurant goers and foodies alike over recent years.” Says John Susman, Head Judge of the Sydney Royal Oyster Competition. ” More and more, consumers are seeking to know the provenance and history of the oysters they consume – what species, where they are from and who farmed them” Susman proposes. ” But to know that Angel organic oysters can also provide health benefits that are way more fun to enjoy than a pill or an injection, well that makes them even more worthwhile”
ABOUT ANGEL ORGANIC OYSTERS
Angel’s NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) certified organic oysters are raised clean and green. Angel’s organic oyster farms are located in the rugged, remote, pristine and pure waters of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia – a region of astounding biodiversity and premium seafood. Fed from the clean, cool Antarctic waters upwelling from the Southern Ocean, the environment provides abundant natural feed for the oysters giving them a unique full flavour and exquisite shell presentation. Angel organic oysters are also ‘100% traceable from spat to pack.
KEY POINTS ABOUT ANGEL SEAFOOD
– Angel Seafood are is Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest sustainable and organic certified pacific oyster producer, based in South Australia.
– Angel Seafood have world leading farming practices; optimising utilisation of available assets while maintaining premium product quality.
– Angel organic oysters are selling both domestically in foodservice and retail as well as into premium export markets, including Hong Kong.
– Listed as Angel Seafoods (AS1) on the ASX; they are one of the new emerging next generation aquaculture stars.
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