In the dark ages, we ate whatever we could grow. Then we all got really good at growing/manufacturing food. Then Jamie Oliver came along and people decided it was time to eat healthier and destoryed Turkey Twizzlers. Then ‘Foodies’ found ways of making this healthy food super delicious and sought after. And thus concludes a brief history of humans and food… but what’s next for us?
Well, we reckon the next step in the evolution of food is finding ways to make the healthy foods as delicious as the bad food that turned us into health freaks in the first place.
You’re probably wondering what the point of posturing like we know anything about the history of food, well, it’s called ‘context’. And since researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes exactly like bacon, we thought you might need it.
What did we tell you? A healthy food that’s as delicious as unhealthy food is the next big thing!
According to The Independent, the form of red marine algae, seaweed, basically, looks like red lettuce but when it’s cooked up, tastes just like smokey bacon.
It also packs twice the nutritional value of kale and can be grown very quickly. So pretty much positives across the board!
According to the researcher behind this discovery, (who totally deserves a Nobel Prize or something) the new strain of seaweed came about when trying to grow a food source for sea snails.
However, in the process Langdon realised that he’d created something for humans. Since no US company grows this red algae for human consumption, this could be a brand new industry.
Langdon told OSU, “This stuff is pretty amazing. When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavour.”
While this is still in the early stages of development but the potential for vegetarians and vegans could be huge! Bacon was always meant to inclusive.