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17th Jul 2015

If You’re A Vegetarian Who Misses Bacon, This Is The News For You

Healthy AND tastes amazing? Sign us up.

As The Simpsons once quoted, “You don’t make friends with salad”…. Until they found bacon flavoured sea-weed.

If you’re on the ultimate health kick and drinking smoothies of kale and leaf concoctions, you might want to get your hands on dulse – a strain of algae packed with protein that happens to taste like bacon.

Salted Dulse Seaweed on white background

Oregan State University has patented their latest strand of the seaweed, with chief researcher Chris Langdon saying:

“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 flavour.”

Boasting twice the nutritional value of kale, this is one we wouldn’t mind trying.