Prince Edward Island oysters (Crassostrea virginica) freshly shucked and served on the half shell, are a delicacy in high demand around the world. The flavour of Prince Edward Island oysters reflects the water quality, minerals, salinity, and the type of nutrients available in the water. Prince Edward Island has a variety of different bays and coves that provide numerous distinct tastes profiles for the oyster connoisseur. Oysters are scientifically classified as molluscs. Protecting their soft bodies is a hard shell made up of two valves which are joined by a hinge. The majority of oysters have a shell color that is primarily a mixture of grey, green, white, and brown, with a smooth white interior.

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