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How to Talk About Oysters Like You Know What You're Talking About

Had McDonald's opened shop in the 1850s, it probably would have served oysters rather than burgers. The bivalves have been a staple in American diets for hundreds of years. Here's everything you need to know about five of the most common oyster varieties. Pacific oysters, were brought to America from Japan in the 1920s, and reach market size in two years. Atlantic or Eastern Oysters make up 78% of the world's oyster crop, with most of those coming from the U.S. Kumamoto Oysters can take 3 years to grow, but their sweet, fruity flavor is well worth the wait. European Flats are cultivated primarily in New England and are known for their strong mineral flavor.

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