(Chicago Tribune) What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and tastes like bacon?
The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented.
Dulse is a form of edible seaweed that grows wild along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines. It's harvested and commonly used by people in dried form as a cooking ingredient or nutritional supplement.
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But OSU researchers say the variety they've developed can be farmed and eaten fresh, with the potential for a new industry for Oregon.