OSU Patents New Way to Grow Eatable Seaweed


Red Dulse Seaweed

The idea of eating ultra-healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon may sound like something out of a science fiction or fantasy novel. Even so, the fact is that there is such as a variety of seaweed. It is called red dulse and the Scandinavians have been harvesting and eating it for hundreds of years. However, up until now, the seaweed's high price tag has kept it out of reach of average consumers, which is why many people have never heard of it much less tasted it.

That could all change. Researchers from Oregon State University have stumbled upon a way to grow this seaweed without spending a lot of money. Given the right environmental conditions, those using the OSU's patented growth method can cultivate plants that would double their weight every ten days. This discovery could make red dulse far more affordable than it currently is, enabling many people to enjoy the seaweed's numerous health benefits.

Red dulse is extremely rich in iron and potassium; in fact, just 3.5 oz. of dulse will provide far more than the FDA's daily-recommended intake of these two minerals. Furthermore, red dulse has a lot of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and contains more than the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12. It also has a whopping 21.5 grams of protein per serving.

If you are looking for a non-fattening food that packs a massive nutritional punch, then red dulse is sure to be just right for you. You can find it for sale online and at health food markets. Additionally, it is also not hard to find soup, chowder, salad and fish recipes that include dulse, enabling you to make this special seaweed a regular part of your diet even if you aren’t a seasoned cook.

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