This Superfood Is Set For World Domination: Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Yes, you read that correctly


Researchers at the Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center are claiming to have found a type of seaweed that tastes like bacon.

The seaweed, known as dulse, is a new strain of red marine algae that has the nutritional value of kale.

Upon researching the possible applications of the seaweed, which is found along Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, the research team leader Chris Langdon told Time that he quickly realised its superfood potential.

There hasn’t been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form. But this stuff is pretty amazing. When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavor.

Chris Langdon, chief researcher at the Hatfield Marine Science Center

While the new strain of dulse is not yet being grown for human consumption, the researchers are confident it has the potential to become a massive hit as a superfood.

What do you think: does this float your boat or should this unholy hybrid be killed with fire?

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