Anti Plagiarism

27 April 2011

Oysters


SOURCE
 This quote I got from Brainy Quote

"I will NOT eat oysters.
I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead."
~ Woody Allen

I agree with Woody Allen. I personally want my food dead and cooked before I put it on a plate, stick my knife and fork in it to put it inside my mouth.

Here are some little known facts about OYSTERS

Oysters breathe much like fish, using both gills and mantle.

The mantle is lined with many small, thin-walled blood vessels which extract oxygen from the water and expel carbon dioxide.

A small, three-chambered heart, lying under the adductor muscle, pumps colorless blood, with its supply of oxygen, to all parts of the body.

At the same time a pair of kidneys located on the underside of the muscle purify the blood of any waste products it has collected.



There is no way of telling male oysters from females by examining their shells.
While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span.
The gonads, organs responsible for producing both eggs and sperm, surround the digestive organs and are made up of sex cells, branching tubules and connective tissue

Folklore says that oysters should be eaten only in months with "r's" in them—September, October, etc


SOURCE
This is this week's entry to:

Food Quote                ABC Wednesday



Food Trivia


Brightest Blessings!

Halie