Scientists At Oregon State University Developed An Algae That Tastes Like Bacon
It's been an amazing week for science. Not only have we successfully sent a probe to Pluto, we've been able to create algae that taste like bacon.
Scientists at Oregon State University at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center have created a strain of a red algae called dulse that has "a pretty strong bacon flavor". The trick is according to Details, you have to fry it. Dulse has nearly twice the nutritional value of kale, and doesn't hurt it to fry it.
Faculty and students at OSU's business school realize they're sitting on a goldmine (the stuff grows off the Oregon coast, and Langdon says he can produce up to 100 pounds of dulse per week in a lab with the right resources), so they're working on ways to market it. The university's food innovation center has already worked the stuff into recipes for salad dressing and a rice cracker."
If you're feeling adventurous, you can order some online for $32.