You may soon be able to buy seaweed that tastes like bacon — so get excited, vegetarians!
Think seaweed isn’t for you? Well, what if that seaweed tasted like bacon? (We’re serious.)
Dulse, a red algae that grows along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, boasts a “savory, salty flavor” similar to pork when fried, according to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon.
“This stuff is pretty amazing,” Langdon told OSU. “When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavor.”
In case you’re wondering why anyone would choose seaweed over the real thing, the answer is clear: “Dulse is a super food, with twice the nutritional value of kale,” OSU researchers claim.
Wait. HOLD ON. Wait. You’re saying we can eat something TWICE as healthy as kale, the food famous for being healthy, and it won’t even remotely taste like kale? Where can we sign up?
Dulse is a super food, with twice the nutritional value of kale.
While the seaweed’s bacon-like properties have become well-known in the scientific community, researchers are now devising a plan to sell the super food. MBA students at OSU partnered with researchers to create products utilizing the healthy seaweed. They plan to release the products after creating a marketing plan.
That means healthy vegetarian snacks could satisfy your bacon craving very soon.