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Researchers say seaweed tastes like bacon

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CORVALLIS, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- Having trouble getting your kids to eat vegetables? A new strain of designer seaweed might be just what you're looking for.

Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have been successfully growing a patented strain of bright red algae that they say, when cooked, tastes like bacon. It's a superfood for people who don't eat superfoods.

Dulse (Palmaria palmata) is a red alga that grows wild off the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific. Harvested and dried, the seaweed fetches a hefty price as snack food and cooking ingredient -- used commonly along the coasts of Ireland as a flavor enhancer for soups and stews.

While the new strain of dulse boasts vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy concentration of protein, it wasn't originally designed with humans in mind.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/15/Researchers-say-seaweed-tastes-like-bacon/6671436959979/?spt=sec&or=sn

 
 
 

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That's a taste test I won't be taking. Superfood or not, seaweed is disgusting.

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CORVALLIS, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- Having trouble getting your kids to eat vegetables? A new strain of designer seaweed might be just what you're looking for.

Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) have been successfully growing a patented strain of bright red algae that they say, when cooked, tastes like bacon. It's a superfood for people who don't eat superfoods.

Dulse (Palmaria palmata) is a red alga that grows wild off the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific. Harvested and dried, the seaweed fetches a hefty price as snack food and cooking ingredient -- used commonly along the coasts of Ireland as a flavor enhancer for soups and stews.

While the new strain of dulse boasts vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy concentration of protein, it wasn't originally designed with humans in mind.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/15/Researchers-say-seaweed-tastes-like-bacon/6671436959979/?spt=sec&or=sn

 
 
 

I'd try it. But I really love bacon, so they better their A game.

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Once cooked it's no longer going to be a superfood, it'll be dead food with little to no nutrients.

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Once cooked it's no longer going to be a superfood, it'll be dead food with little to no nutrients.

Good point! I eat mostly raw fruit and veggies but I do have a weakness for bacon.

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Good point! I eat mostly raw fruit and veggies but I do have a weakness for bacon.

Same here. And I like rib eye, too. lol

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