Product name: Malagash Oysters (Bay Enterprises Ltd.)
Scientific name: Crassostrea Virginica
Supplier(s): The Purdy Family
Location: Malagash, NS
Web contact: Bayenterprisesltd-facebook
The Purdy family has been growing oysters since 1867, but Charles Purdy along with his wife Nancy and daughter Rachel, founded Bay Enterprises Limited in 1974. Since then they have been successfully operating on more than 80 hectares of oyster and quahog beds in Malagash, Nova Scotia. They operate a shellfish hatchery, nursery system, and in-bay oyster spat collection of native oysters and quahogs using traditional and modern techniques. The Purdy family believes in the sustainable production of oysters and quahogs that protect the ecology of the area and provide a safe, nutritious and of course delicious product.
Their Malagash Oysters have a distinct light green and white shell with a juicy and supple mild favour. It comes in various size classes from cocktail up to extra-large.
Health benefits + nutrition facts:
The impressive health benefits of oysters come from their vast stockpiles of minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds. In fact, certain minerals are in their highest content in oysters, particularly, zinc. The other components include very high levels of protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, copper, manganese, and selenium. They also contain high levels of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Finally, they are a huge source of beneficial cholesterol, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and water. These elements make them an extremely healthy food that can boost your body’s overall function and health.
The Purdy family has been featured as notable Dalhousie Alumni! For more information check out HERE.
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