Kumamoto Oysters

One of the most widely cultivated oyster on the West Coast of the US, Kumamoto oysters were originially brought to the US in 1945 from Japan. Kumamoto oysters are native to Ariake Bay on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Kumamotos are small, sweet, almost nutty oysters characterized by their deep, almost bowl-shaped shell. They have deeply fluted, sharp, pointy shells. They spawn later and in warmer water than other oysters, so they remain firm and sweet well into summer months. Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, selenium as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin B12. Oyst..

Read more.....