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Canned Oysters?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Are these still quality food items? I just bought a couple cans of the bumblebee whole oysters and they actually taste pretty good.

One other question though... in cooked oysters, are they usually dark green inside? I've only had oysters like once before, so I really don't know. The ones that are more plump especially, have a decent amount of this green inside. They taste and smell ok.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on September 02, 2012
at 02:12 AM

It's still better than 100% seed oil. I had a water one the other day, it wasn't smoked so it wasn't as good in taste.

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on September 02, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I don't trust canned foods with "olive oil" 70% of olive oil isn't even real olive oil so you can bet that cheap canned goods aren't using the real stuff. I'd get water packed only if I were you.

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on September 01, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Stick with smoked oysters and you won't go wrong.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on September 01, 2012
at 08:27 PM

The good thing about TJ's oysters (they're out of them now btw) is that they're in olive oil. All other ones I've seen are in seed oil.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 01, 2012
at 07:38 PM

iHerb sells them...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 01, 2012
at 07:37 PM

For some reason they taste like poopoo now. My tastebuds are little rebels.

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on April 11, 2012
at 02:12 AM

OK... here's the important part: Read the ingredients and check out the MEDIUM its packed in. Is it brine or some kind of oil. If its cottonseed oil, forget it. Any kind of hydrogenated veggie oil or corn oil or canola oil. Forget it. I empathize with you on this because I have always loved those little cans of party snack smoked oysters, clams, roe, anchovies and so forth. Its the chemistry that can mess it up as a viable source of protein. Too bad 'cause there's nothing tastier with a little wine.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on April 10, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I discovered the green inside and haven't been able to stomach another can for the past week. I need to get that image out of my head first!

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on April 10, 2012
at 07:54 AM

Where do you get yours? I'm in the U.S. I remember going on their site a while ago... http://www.crownprince.com/bpa-free-cans.htm Maybe it's not updated? I don't see oysters on the list.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 10, 2012
at 07:45 AM

Crown Prince has BPA-free cans. The things are delicious, the oysters improved my skin on my hands and face, improved my body temperature and my sleep. I ate 3 cans already :).

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:38 AM

Why not? They have adequate copper that balance it. On the other hand, they have a lot of iron too.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:09 AM

Yeah, Trader Joe's canned oysters are green inside too. They are very nutritious, but they have about 800% RDA of zinc in one can, so don't have them everyday.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:38 AM

Why not? They have adequate copper that balance it. On the other hand, they have a lot of iron too.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on September 02, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I don't trust canned foods with "olive oil" 70% of olive oil isn't even real olive oil so you can bet that cheap canned goods aren't using the real stuff. I'd get water packed only if I were you.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on September 02, 2012
at 02:12 AM

It's still better than 100% seed oil. I had a water one the other day, it wasn't smoked so it wasn't as good in taste.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on September 01, 2012
at 08:27 PM

The good thing about TJ's oysters (they're out of them now btw) is that they're in olive oil. All other ones I've seen are in seed oil.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:37 AM

You can find this quote on the website of Crown Prince :

The green color in oysters is actually not an abnormal color. During the harvesting season, the oysters are still growing and ingest a large amount of plankton while they are still lean. This makes the "green feeds" visible through their outer skin.

I also made a call to them to ask how long they keep in the fridge : the answer is 2 days. Oysters are delicious!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on April 10, 2012
at 03:58 PM

I discovered the green inside and haven't been able to stomach another can for the past week. I need to get that image out of my head first!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 01, 2012
at 07:37 PM

For some reason they taste like poopoo now. My tastebuds are little rebels.

Medium avatar

(10558)

on September 01, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Stick with smoked oysters and you won't go wrong.

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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on September 02, 2012
at 02:08 AM

Oysters are ok to kill and eat, even if you're a vegetarian or vegan because they can't feel pain.

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Medium avatar

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on September 01, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Most of the oysters I eat are bottled uncooked in brine. Goose Point yearlings are the best.

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4ebc0d55146e03e9379292a9bcb3b7d0

on September 01, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I used to get bumble bee smoked oysters but i recently discovered Walmart's generic brand called Great Value and it's just as good as the name brand, AND cheaper! I eat about 3 to 4 cans a week with my salad.

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on April 10, 2012
at 07:37 AM

We eat the Trader Joe's oysters several times a week. We like TJ's because their cans are BPA free.

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78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

on April 10, 2012
at 06:40 AM

I love oysters. I guess the only thing I'd be concerned about is BPA-lining.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 10, 2012
at 07:54 AM

Where do you get yours? I'm in the U.S. I remember going on their site a while ago... http://www.crownprince.com/bpa-free-cans.htm Maybe it's not updated? I don't see oysters on the list.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 10, 2012
at 07:45 AM

Crown Prince has BPA-free cans. The things are delicious, the oysters improved my skin on my hands and face, improved my body temperature and my sleep. I ate 3 cans already :).

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 01, 2012
at 07:38 PM

iHerb sells them...

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:25 AM

The green is the guts, they give that oyster oomph to the flavour. I love oysters as a source of zinc and iron, have them once or twice a week to get plenty o' minerals. I like plain canned oysters as a nice stew and smoked oysters as wrapped in bacon. When I make sardine paddies, I usually throw a few chopped up oysters in there for extra flavour.

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