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New Zealand Pacific Oysters in Perfect Condition

07 June 2012, at 1:00am

NEW ZEALAND - Plump, sumptuous and perfectly conditioned New Zealand Pacific Oysters are now on the menu again as NZ oyster farmers begin their first harvests for the season.

New Zealand Oyster Industry Association president Callum McCallum said now was the time for local oyster lovers to indulge in these sustainable and home-grown delicacies.

Oysters are like wine and cheese in that their flavour comes from terroir the environment they are grown in, he said.

Pacific Oysters grown in New Zealands cool, pristine waters take on the taste of purity.

New Zealand Pacific Oysters are plump, crisp and full flavoured perfectly conditioned during the winter months. They have a mild salinity, are creamy and juicy, with a clean, fresh, almost fruity after taste.

To take a deep-cupped shell off ice, raise it to your lips and drink in the cool briny liquor and succulent plump oyster is indulgence at its best.

New Zealand Pacific Oysters are low in calories and high in protein. They are a rich source of essential minerals and vitamins, with five to six oysters providing over three times daily Vitamin B12 requirements, 100 per cent of daily zinc needs, 30 per cent of daily iron needs and 1500mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fats.

Oysters dont get any better than New Zealand Pacific Oysters at their best.

New Zealand Pacific Oysters are considered a delicacy around the world and exported to 24 countries in fresh and frozen varieties.

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