This is possibly the best news we have heard all week. According to actual scientists, our quest for healthiness no longer means we need to kick bacon to the curb.
Rejoice! Bacon is delicious and we want it all of the time.
Unfortunately, it’s one of those things that is only good in small doses and that makes us really sad.
However, what if we told you that now you can eat something that is as delicious and tasty as normal bacon, but is also super healthy?
We’re not joking, this is changing the food game entirely.
Research from Oregon State University have made the ultimate foodie discovery. They found a strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when fried.
It’s called dulse, and scientist Chris Landon told Buzzfeed that they have been working with the seaweed for years.
Originally they were looking to use it to feed a type of fish, but following that research it was suggested they look into using dulse as human food.
“I think people who are vegan or vegetarian would probably be very interested in this as a bacon substitute,” he said, or anyone.
The scientists tried a few different food items made of the seaweed like crackers and salad dressings before they realised it tasted like bacon after they fried it.
“It has a savoury, smoky taste when you try it,” Chris explained, while also pointing out that seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals “It’s much better for you than bacon.” Seaweed is full of protein, fiber and vitamins A, C, E, K and B. Excellent news.
Currently you can buy it in health food shops in the U.S but Chris has said that “it’s gonna require private companies to step up to take it to the next level.”
Someone please take our healthy bacon to the next level!