The world’s most perfect food may have just arrived!
Researchers from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center say they’ve created and patented a new type of seaweed that has the potential to be sold commercially as the next big superfood.
The reason? It tastes just like bacon, they claim.
The bizarre but tasty creation is actually a new strain of red marine algae called dulse that is packed full of minerals and protein and looks like red lettuce.
Dulse normally grows in the wild along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines and is harvested, dried and sold as a cooking ingredient or nutritional supplement.
“Dulse is a superfood, with twice the nutritional value of kale,” said Chuck Toombs, a faculty member in OSU’s College of Business and a member of the team working to develop the product into a foodstuff. “And OSU had developed this variety that can be farmed, with the potential for a new industry for Oregon.”
The team began researching ways of farming the new strain of dulse to feed abalone, but they quickly realized its potential to do well in the human-food market.
“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 flavor.”
They’ve received a grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture to explore dulse as a “special crop” and are working with the university’s Food Innovation Center in Portland and several chefs to find out ways dulse could be used as a main ingredient.
Though there is currently no commercial operation that grows dulse for human consumption in the U.S., the team is confident the seaweed superfood could make it big. If it really does taste like bacon, that would be no surprise at all.
Via Big Fur Hat. I will never understand the weak-willed who are only too happy to be bullied by intolerant people. Subway removes ham and bacon from stores in UK
Unbelievable. Any where the West and Islam conflict, it’s the West that must submit. “Muslim demands”? Where have we heard that before?
I would never eat a fry from these dhimmis. The UK really is being transformed right before our eyes.
It’s laughable, for Subway explained its decision by saying it had to balance animal welfare concerns with “the views of religious communities.” Halal slaughter is vicious (more here).
Their business should suffer.
Then try this, from Wright Brand,
I just had some this morning, OUSTANDING!
She’s discovered the fountain of youth, and it’s crispy and delicious.
105-year-old Texas granny Pearl Cantrell credits bacon – and lots of it – with helping her live a long, happy life.
“I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal – and I do!” Cantrell, of Richland Springs, told local NBC affiliate KRBC-TV. “I don’t feel as old as I am, that’s all I can say.”
The lively lady, who recently celebrated her birthday, received a special visit from the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile after the company learned of her love for cured, fried meat. Riding “shotbun,” she took a spin around the town, population 332, to the cheers of her friends and neighbors.
Cantrell’s 105 years haven’t all been smooth sailing: She raised seven children, outliving three of them, and has worked hard her entire life.
“I would go to the field and work till dinner, then come home to fix dinner, then I would go back out to the field and work again until supper,” she told the station.
“She’s taught us to work hard and to get up every morning and think about living. She’s never thought about dying,” her daughter added.
Science doesn’t find the same life-giving properties in bacon. In fact, a recent study linked regular consumption of it and other processed meats to an increased risk of premature death.
But if bacon really is the secret to a long life, Cantrell is in luck: Oscar Mayer gave her a free supply of it, promising more on the way.
Breakfast time! Photo
stolen, borrowed, yeah that’s it borrowed from Wirecutter
Actually, I did not have bacon, instead I ate a salad, with Russian dressing, do Russian people actually eat Russian dressing, and some ham, washed down with a diet A&W Root Beer. Breakfast of champions!
The government has a Constitutional obligation to secure my rights. In other words, when something threatens or limits my rights, government is there to issue the limiter a Liam Neesom level throat chop.
And having established my right to bacon, Muslim deli owners have no right to deny me access to a delicious bacon sandwich just because their holy book tells them not to eat it.
They have no right to force their religious beliefs on me. The federal government has a Constitutional obligation to secure my right to bacon, and I think the best way to do this is for Congress to pass a law mandating all restaurants to serve bacon.
I have come to this conclusion using the logic displayed by liberals in the last few months. According to regulations handed down by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Americans have a right to contraception, so all insurance providers must provide it without a copay. This means that any religious organization with religious objections to the use of contraception is mandated by force to violate their beliefs and comply with the law.
Apples and oranges, you say? I can’t compare a woman’s health care rights to my love of bacon.
Oh yes I can. See, rights are rights. There is no hierarchy. You don’t say, “Well, this right is more important than that right, so this right takes priority.”
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