There’s no doubt that seaweed is good for you. It’s packed with vitamins and nutrients and it’s definitely a key ingredient in Asian cooking. But, let’s be honest, a lot of us here in the States don’t eat seaweed because it tastes, well, like seaweed.
Well, get ready to start loving seaweed.
A researcher at Oregon State University by the name of Chris Langdon started growing a special strain of Dulse seaweed as a super-food for Abalone and ended up creating a seaweed that tastes like bacon. He notes:
“In Europe, they add [dulse] powder to smoothies, or add flakes onto food,” Langdon said. “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.”
Langdon has patented the strain and teamed up with OSU MBA students to market the product. We’re cautiously optimistic.