Wondering what the numbers are on the oyster baskets?

Wondering what the numbers are on the oyster baskets?

Look no further, here's the explanation.

They correspond to the size (i.e. the average weight of the oyster) and this statement is mandatory on the labeling:

n ° 5: 30 g to 45 g

n ° 4: 46 g to 65 g

n ° 3: 66 g to 85 g

n ° 2: 86 g to 110 g

n ° 1: 111 g to 150 g

n ° 0: over 151 g

You will find that the higher the number, the smaller the oysters.

The packaging also contains additional information indicating the filling index.

The latter is calculated on the basis of 100 times the ratio of the mass of 20 cupped oysters to the mass of flesh of these same oysters.

"Fine" oysters have an index that varies between 6.5 and 10.5.

The "specials" have an index greater than 10.5.