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This seaweed tastes exactly like bacon and it's blowing people's minds

It’s as nutritious as KALE as well, would you believe.

Bacon Source: cookbookman17

IF EVER THERE was a healthy discovery that most of us can get on board with – it’s seaweed that tastes like bacon.

That’s right, after 15 years of development researchers in the US have patented a form of seaweed that is low in calories, full of protein and – when fried – tastes like bacon.

giphy Source: Giphy

This mouthwatering concept is called Dulse – a form of edible seaweed that grows wild along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines.

Described as looking “like a translucent red lettuce”, the researchers at Oregon State University say that the seaweed will be as healthy as hipster favourite Kale, but with an obvious bacon-y taste. Here’s what it looks like:

dulse1 Source: Oregon State

Needless to say, this concept has excited the internet

With people just imagining the possibilities

Seriously, just imagine it

Truly, what a time to be alive

This is food innovation we can get on board with.

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