They have many health benefits and are popularly called Ngbe in Nigeria. Their high zinc content aids the production of testosterone. They can be consumed raw or cooked. However, this sexy bivalve pack a wallop of zinc, which is great for making you feel good and keeping up your energy. Not only does the zinc boost your sex drive, but it also ups your immune system, helps get rid of acne, eases rashes and makes your bones stronger. Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12. One dozen raw oysters contains 110 kilocalories (460 kJ). Oysters can be eaten on the half shell, raw, smoked, boiled, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, or broiled, or used in a variety of drinks. Eating can be as simple as opening the shell and eating the contents, including juice. Butter and salt are often added.