How to Tell if Oysters are Fresh ?

How To Tell If Oysters Are Fresh ?

Examine the meat of the oysters. Oysters in good health are plump and have a lustrous tan hue. Bad oysters have a hazy look and are dry and wilted. Oysters that have been contaminated are usually grey, brown, black, or pink in hue. Oysters will keep for two weeks if adequately preserved throughout the winter months when they are dormant. They’ll keep for approximately a week during the summer. Live oysters can be kept in the refrigerator for 10 to 21 days if properly cared for. Oysters are no longer edible once they have died in their shells.