Considered to be natural aphrodisiacs that work, oysters are a highly nutritional dish. Raw or cooked, the oyster is one of the foods the National Heart and Lung Association suggests to be an ideal food for low cholesterol diets. Oysters are filled with vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, ascorbic acid and calciferol, and it only takes 4-5 medium oysters to fulfill the daily recommended requirements of iron, iodine, calcium, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus.
I know, a lot of oyster facts here – am I turning you on yet? Probably not. So please continuing reading.
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Oysters – Natural Aphrodisiacs?
Oysters has been also used as one of the best natural aphrodisiacs for men. The thing about oysters and their claim to fame as being a natural aphrodisiac is the high level of zinc, which is one of the minerals that helps produce testosterone and progesterone. So if you’re dealing with a man who already has a testosterone level to match King Kong, be aware! Oysters also enhance a man’s sexual health and performance with the abundant amount of amino acid tautine. So he becomes like the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going and going. So if you are working on becoming pregnant or just want some hot action, give it a go with the oysters.
Facts About Oyster
Oysters don’t have many calories but make a fantastic and yummy appetizer. They can be eaten on the half shell – raw oysters are a delicacy and are counted amongst the aphrodisiac food, but you need oyster knives to open them up. But also baked, fried, steamed, roasted and smoked, oysters can be served in a variety of ways and are still natural aphrodisiacs that work.
No matter how you prepare them, oysters remain natural aphrodisiacs. There are lots of oyster recipes out there (and I will share a couple really good ones with you below). I know as a child, on holidays, we had them in dressings.
Before I add a few oyster recipes to share, I would like to make you aware of one thing. People suffering from any liver problems, immune system issues, or cancer should not eat raw oysters because of the bacteria in them.
A 100-gram serving of wild eastern oysters provides the following nutrients:
- Calories: 68
- Protein: 7 grams
- Fat: 3 grams
- Vitamin D: 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Thiamine (vitamin B1): 7% of the RDI
- Niacin (vitamin B3): 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B12: 324% of the RDI
- Iron: 37% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 12% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI
- Zinc: 605% of the RDI
- Copper: 223% of the RDI
- Manganese: 18% of the RDI
- Selenium: 91% of the RDI
Oyster Recipe: Angels On Horseback
- 12 oysters
- 1/2 cups dry white wine
- 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 slices of lean bacon
Mix the wine, garlic, salt and pepper together, and add the raw oysters. Marinate for 20 minutes. Then cut the bacon in half and wrap it around each oyster. Secure it with a toothpick. Now you can grill or broil them until the bacon is crisp.
How To Buy Oysters
Raw oysters should be alive when you purchase them. I suggest a fresh fish market. If an oyster is opened, it may not be dead so tap on it – wake it up because if it is alive, it will close tight but if it stays open, don’t buy it.
Oysters should also be packed on the flat side. If they are packed on the rounded side, this allows juices to escape. Never store them in water; only on an ice bed at around 40 degrees (F).
Cleaning And Preparing Raw Oysters
Open the raw oysters with oyster knives; look them over carefully. Remove any fine pieces of shell which may adhere to them, then season slightly with salt and pepper, and let them stand overnight on ice in the refrigerator. This naturally brings out the taste. As we’re talking about natural aphrodisiacs, the trick is not to use too much of a sauce that takes away from enjoying the flavor of the fresh and raw oyster. So just a little dab will do.
Now, eye on our natural aphrodisiacs, serving suggestions for raw oysters are:
- crackers (lightly salted),
- small cuts of brown bread with butter,
- lemon or lime sprinkled over the oysters,
- hot sauce.
Wine Suggestions For Oysters
The above serves as an aphrodisiac food. Now I suggest you pair your oysters with a Chardonnay, Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc, or a Chablis. These are all white wines (some consider white wine being aphrisodiac drinks themselves!) – they are a must for oysters. The Chablis is one with more of a citrus taste, or a fruit taste like of apples, melon, and apricots. Best aged for over five years. Many also like a dry stout beer with oysters.
I hope these facts about oyster made your mouth water. They really are very delicious and true natural aphrodisiacs that work! Try if for yourself and be sure to tell me how it went…