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Nootka Sound Oysters

Nootka Sound Oysters

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Nootka Sound Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

Nootka Sound Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations off northwest Vancouver Island, BC.  They are an Intertidal Beach Cultured Oyster grown in the pristine oceanside fjords of western Vancouver Island.  Beach cultured oysters are raised on tidal beaches with sandy or rocky bottoms.  They are accustomed  to fighting the tides, clamping tightly shut during low tides to preserve their “liquor” and to protect themselves against predators.  Because of this “tough” life, beach raised oysters are hearty.  They have hard, sturdy shells which shuckers like to work with.  And their ability to close tightly, coupled with their hard shells, gives them a longer shelf life. 

Nootka Sound Oyster

Location

NW Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Species

Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)

Oyster Availability

September - July

Size

up to 3"

Oyster Cultivation

Intertidal Beach farmed

Oyster Flavor Profile

Noodka Sound Oysters have white meats with dark black mantles. They have a very complex flavor with high brininess, a taste of nori, and a hint of anise on the finish.

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See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.

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