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Number of oysters in a bushel

How many oysters are there in a bushel?

It depends on how big the oysters are

Did you know that a bushel of oysters can feed approximately 16 people?  The exact number of oysters in a bushel is not known.  Keep in mind that a bushel has become a very vague unit of measurement.  The word “bushel” is derived from buschel which meant a box in the 14th century.  Not too many people realize that the weight of an oyster is in the shell, so if you have oysters with thick shells, you may end up with a much smaller bushel by weight.  The exact number depends on how big the oysters are.

This fact is verified on : November 26, 2013.





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