U.S. researchers grow seaweed that tastes like bacon


Researchers with Oregon State University (OSU) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest have created and patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon.

Langdon, a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, has been growing dulse for the past 15 years, according to a news release from OSU.  Langdon explained “The original goal was to create a super-food for abalone, because high-quality abalone is treasured, especially in Asia.  There always has been an interest in growing dulse for human consumption, but we originally focused on using dulse as a food for abalone.

“”There hasn’t been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form,” Langdon said. “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.”

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  1. Cecil #

    So who enjoys this beside the esteemed professor Langdon? And once passed the smell and taste is it good for nutrition.

  2. theaveeditor #

    Would you eat it?