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When This Seaweed is Cooked It Smells and Tastes Just Like Meat

 - Jul 16, 2015
References: dailymail & sheknows
Finding a vegetarian bacon substitute can be tricky to say the least -- especially for those that miss the smell and taste of the popular breakfast staple. Thanks to the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center, you can now enjoy this seaweed alternative that has the same overall flavoring and aroma of traditional bacon.

For the last 15 years Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center has been developing this new seaweed product from dulse seaweed. According to the Daily Mail, "When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it's a pretty strong bacon flavor" making it an ideal substitute for vegetarians and vegans that crave that potent bacon taste and double the nutritional value of kale. To date, several researchers have been experimenting with the bacon seaweed product in cooking to come up with marketable dishes.