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Should I chew raw oysters or just slurp them back?
You should chew an oyster so that you can experience the full flavour of the oyster. Slurping back the leftover juices is optional, but highly suggested.

Are oysters only eaten raw?
While it is the most recognized manner, there are numerous recipes and methods available for enjoying oysters. We recommend you experiment.
Are oysters only edible in months containing the letter “r”?
No, but during non-‘r’ months, the meat of the oyster is not as full, therefore the quality of the meat is not as good.
What nutritional value do oysters have?
Oysters are rich in iron, zinc, vitamins and minerals. A single oyster contains just seven calories and is an excellent source of protein.
How did ShanDaph Oysters get its name?
ShanDaph Oysters is Philip’s tribute to his family and their long standing ties to Big Island and its oysters. ShanDaph is a combination of Philip’s grandparents’ names. ‘Shan’ derived from the WWII pilot flight name of Everett (Shan) Baudoux and ‘Daph’ from Daphne Baudoux.
Is there such a thing as allergies to shellfish?
Yes, we recommend that if you have experienced sickness after eating shellfish, you should see your doctor prior to eating shellfish in the future.
How long can you store oysters?
In order to maintain quality and freshness, eat oysters as soon as possible. However, oysters can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks under proper storage without any noticeable deterioration.
How can I tell if an oyster is spoiled?
If there is a strong, pungent smell coming from an oyster, simply discard it. Note: ShanDaph Oysters are packed by hand and special care is taken to prevent inclusion of such oysters.
Can I put oysters in the freezer?
Yes, but once frozen, they are no longer living and should be eaten within three months. Allow 50 minutes to defrost them and cook them immediately.
What is the difference between cultured and naturally harvested oysters?
Simply answered, cultured and naturally occurring oysters feed on the same nutrients, but cultured oysters are often provided with a superior growing environment by means of bottom preparation, racks or floating/suspended growth units, which lends to a fuller oyster.
Is there a difference in the taste of oysters from different regions and/or growers?
Simply put, yes. The reasons for the differences can be as simple as handling procedures or as complex as tidal flow and currents within a bay.