Dulse is a nutrient-dense, bright red marine algae, which has been well documented due to the bacon-like flavor of one specific variety when fried. Oregon State University has patented this particular strain, which has a high content of protein (20%), vitamins, and minerals. Dulse also grows very quickly in recirculating aquaculture tanks, which means that it could be part of the solution to feeding our rapidly increasing global population.
For more on Dulse -
- Dulse Press Release (PDF)
- The Dream Of A Viable Bacon-Like Seaweed Is Still Alive In Oregon (2019) - Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Officials Share Marine Resesarch - Newport News Times
- OSU researchers aim to scale up production of nutritious red seaweeds (2018) - Oregon Sea Grant
- The Next Big Thing: Sea Vegetables (2015)