The Bacon of the Future


Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon


 If these researchers are right, they may have invented the next big thing! Who doesn’t love bacon,(besides your arteries) and who wouldn’t want a better option than something that is so much more healthier for you like seaweed? What these researches have found could be genius! Would you try it? Here is what The Business Insider says…


Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it’s cooked.

The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly.

According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, or abalone, a very popular food in many parts of Asia.

But Langdon realized he had his hands on something with a lot more potential when his colleague Chuck Toombs visited his office and caught a glimpse of the growing seaweed. Toombs said he thought the bacon-seaweed had “the potential for a new industry for Oregon,” he told Oregon State in a press release.

“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.”

Though no analysis has been done yet to find out whether commercializing the bacon-seaweed would be practical, the team thinks the vegan and vegetarian markets may be interested.

What do you think? Would you give it a try?

Original article here


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