I have eaten oysters both raw and cooked. They were very plentiful when I was a kid and free for the pickin' on the beach. I am not an oyster fan. I do LOVE clams though. Oysters and clams are very nutritious [high in iron among other things]. I have never had a problem digesting them.
Raw oysters, particularly the small ones, are typically "slurped" down, not chewed. Could that cause someone a problem? Don't know.
Also, raw oysters should not be eaten by people with liver disease, cancer, and impaired immune systems because of the potential for bacteria in the uncooked seafood.
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