Researchers at Oregon State University have cultivated an underwater plant which apparently looks like a red lettuce but has twice the nutritional value as kale and – get this – tastes like bacon!
It’s called dulse and grows along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines. It’s often sold as a dried ingredient for cooking, but this group of scientists have developed a special variety that can be farmed.
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‘There hasn’t been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form. But this stuff is pretty amazing,’ said chief researcher Chris Langdon.
‘When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavour,’ he added.
It might be a while before you get to try this bacon-lettuce for yourself but we can probably agree that this is the kind of science we can get behind!
Source: That’s Life
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