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USA: New Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon

USA: New Seaweed Tastes Like Bacon

Oregon State University researchers have patented a new strain of seaweed that, when cooked, tastes like bacon. The succulent red marine algae called dulse grows fast, contains a lot of protein and, well, tastes like bacon when it’s cooked, according to an OSU release. The seaweed grows wild along both US coasts and when it’s harvested it sells for about $90 per pound. Dulse looks like translucent red lettuce and has been created over the past 15 years by researcher Chris Langdon at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. Another OSU faculty member, Chuck Toombs, wanted to start a new industry for Oregon, but after working with OSU’s Food Innovation Center in Portland, and getting a grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, a full-fledged industry has yet to come to fruition. (Source: abc27.com)