Researchers develop bacon-flavored seaweed food

Researchers develop bacon-flavored seaweed food

Seaweed has great nutritional values but it has failed to make its way to the dinning table because of its poor taste. But a team of researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) has apparently solved that problem.

While trying to develop a new food for a particular species of sea snail, OSU researchers developed a strain of bacon-flavored seaweed.

The researchers and the chefs involved in the experiment said that the new strain of seaweed tastes like bacon when it is fried.

They prepared the new strain of seaweed from an edible variety of red marine algae that grows along coastlines of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The seaweed in question is packed with several nutrients.

OSU researcher Chuck Toombs said in a statement, "People are somewhat reluctant to eat seaweed because it's not part of the standard diet in North America. Dulse is a super-food, with twice the nutritional value of kale."

The new strain of seaweed, which bears a resemblance to translucent lettuce, offers high amounts of protein and many other vital nutrients.

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