Nature hides fascinating mysteries, ranging from completely new and surprising species of animals to new foods that feel like heavens on our taste buds. Bacon is one of the most delicious types of meat, pampering our senses with that sweet, smoky flavor and contributing to our daily dose of food hedonism. As good as it is for our tastes, bacon is not as healthy for our bodies.
Here is where nature kicks in, as researchers at Oregon State University have recently discovered a revolutionary ingredient for the food-minded people: Seaweed that tastes like bacon. They developed a new product which is both tasty and healthy and on top of that, grows fast and can be sold to a very appealing price.
This extremely special seaweed grows on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and was developed 15 years ago by experts as a food for abalone, a very special, exclusive and tasty reserve of sea food that is presently farm-raised for Asian markets.
Compared to bacon, dulse, the wondrous seaweed, is highly resembling to red lettuce and it is extremely rich in nutrients, vitamins and all the good and natural components that keep our bodies healthy. The dark-red plant offers high levels of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and its protein content is up to 16% in dried form.
The bacon taste is boosted when the plant is slightly fried and it is best used in delicious salads which can be seen, tasted and perceived as energy and health enhancers.
A team of researchers at Oregon State University have made the discovery and their already patented strain of dulse can break new markets which can grow a very productive, healthy and efficient business with farm-raised dulse.
US doesn’t currently hold any commercial efforts to grow dulse for human consumption but the future could sound brighter if people were more interested in healthier alternatives for the already common foods such as bacon.
A new industry could emerge in the near future, as the friendly and tasty strain of dulse can be grown along a coastal area, with a little bit of sunshine and seawater. In the fast moving and fast-food’ish world we are living in, healthy alternatives for foods that are rich in fats could make up for a dramatic change on the way we perceive and act upon our daily nutrition habits.
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