US scientists discovered a type of algae that obviously has the same flavor as fried bacon, and has twice more nutritive worth than the kale.
Yes, you read that right. The next super-food will be with a bacon flavor, and we can’t wait to add it to our healthy diet.
The fabulous fast growing algae species of red algae called dulse (Palmaria sp), which grows wild along the Atlantic and Pacific coast and is much like a translucent lettuce.
Scientists have long been aware that it is packed with antioxidants and vitamins and it contains 16% protein in the dry mass, but so far it is sold as a dry product for cooking or dietary supplement in Europe. But, over the past 15 years, scientists from Oregon in the US have created new species that can be grown and which, at their pleasant surprise when fried get a unique taste.
The leader of the 20 year old research, Chris Langdon said for the press: “There was a lot of interest for it to be used in fresh form, but this algae is pretty awesome. When fried, it didn’t have a taste of an algae, but of a fried bacon, and a really strong one.”
Langdon in his scientific work was cultivating algae trying to find a new source of super foods to sped up the growth of shells – water molluscs which are incredibly popular in Asia.
“Dulse algae is a super food with double nutritional value of kale” said a researcher who is helping to commercialize the project.
And it was a sight to see that it tastes like the food of the gods. This will not only be a victory for the fans of bacon, but a profitable product for those who do not eat delicious meat, such as vegeterians, or those who do not eat pork for religious reasons.
The Oregon state has patented a new type of dulse. Lengdon and his team have produced 9 to 14 kg of algae for a week, and he hopes that the production can quickly triple.
Now we are working on marketing the line of special vegetarian foods market.
We’re pretty sure that if the product has a taste so appealing as it claims, it would be no problem to sell it.