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Image: Sefira Ross

Occasionally, Jewish media intersects with the bacon-loving media, and this usually happens when some nonporcine product comes out that tastes “just like bacon!” This summer, an unsuspecting vat of seaweed made waves when Oregon State University scientists learned that when fried, the dulse — harvested and researched for the past 15 years as a superfood to feed abalone (a sea snail delicacy) — has “a pretty strong bacon flavor,” according to Chris Langdon of OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. Dulse, which grows off the Pacific coast, has twice the nutritional value of kale. Like the best experiments, the seabacon (baconweed?) was an accidental discovery, but in time it could hit the market as a healthy alternative to forbidden greasy goodness.

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