ORIGIN: Sykes Inlet, Jervis Inlet, Sunshine Coast, BC
SIZE: Extra Small to Small
FLAVOUR PROFILE: A medium brininess with a sweet flavor and a clean melon flavor.
NOTES: Sinku Oysters means”clear running water” in the native Coast Salish language. These oysters are grown suspended from long lines in the deep cold waters in Jervis Inlet. Sinku oysters are a connoisseur’s delight. Grown at a depth of 15 feet or more, these oysters feed off zooplankton rather than the phytoplankton nutrient found closer to the surface. The result is a very crisp melon taste, salty with a very clean finish, and is a delicate meat covered in clear cold liquor.
Tray suspension protects the oysters from predators, mud, sand and silt. Grown in trays suspended off the ocean floor on rafts or long-lines. The characteristics of a tray product are a deep-cup, clean, barnacle free shell and have weaker abductor muscles for easy shucking.
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