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MMmm: Bacon for Veggies

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by cjvfr, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Vegetarians rejoice! Non-meat eaters will often admit it's the smell of bacon that makes their bellies rumble enough to almost turn, but now science has come up with something that might hit the spot.

    Researchers at Oregon State University have patented a new strain of succulent red marine algae that tastes like bacon when it's cooked.

    The protein-packed algae sea vegetable called dulse grows extraordinarily fast and is wild along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines. It has been sold for centuries in a dried form around northern Europe, used in cooking and as a nutritional supplement, according to the report. It costs about US$90 for 500g.

    However, researcher, Chris Langdon has created a new strain of the weed which looks like a translucent red lettuce. An excellent source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants the "superfood" contains up to 16 per cent protein in dry weight, Langdon said. It has twice the nutritional value of kale.

    NZ Herald
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  2. I don't miss the taste of bacon myself, but this would be a major winner for the missus. I won't be paying US$90 for half a kilo though....
  3. Quite the opposite in my case, and that goes for all meat. I've actually been turned off by some (soy-based) vego/vegan products due to them looking too much like meat.
  4. What's life without bacon? Due to a metabolic issue I can't ever turn veg or vegan. so I'm an obligate carnivore. Although I did visit a Buddhist monastery in Hong Kong and had a totally vegan lunch which I thought I was going to suffer through, but I could have sworn I was eating pork, beef, chicken and shellfish. Yum.