It is no secret that kale is one of the healthiest foods around. The benefits are endless, including a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals, such as potassium and magnesium among several others. It is also loaded with antioxidants and can lower heart disease risk and cholesterol levels. The only problem with it is the taste. On the contrary, bacon tastes so good, but there are many reasons why you should avoid it, including the fact that it is high in saturated fats.
What if you can get the taste of bacon and the health nutrients of kale in one superfood? This is where dulse enters the picture. Dulse is actually seaweed that is created by the Oregon State University researchers from the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Why This Seaweed is Better than Kale
The hybrid superfood comes with a number of advantages over nature’s own superfood, kale. These include the following:
• Tastes Like Bacon: One of the reasons why kale is that it does not taste good. Despite the many scientific proofs that kale is the king of all greens, it is quite bitter, mostly due to the high iron content. For those who can’t stand kale no matter how it’s cooked or prepared, dulse seaweed is a good replacement. Fry it and you will not find a trace of seaweed flavor – rather, it tastes like delicious bacon.
• More Nutritious than Kale: What’s more important than the taste is the nutritional content of the seaweed. According to the researchers, the patented superfood has twice the amount of nutrients found in kale. It has several vitamins and minerals, easily beating the claim that kale is the healthiest greens on the planet.
• High in Protein: Aside from the high levels of vitamins and minerals in the new superfood, you will also find that the seaweed contains 16% protein. This amount is not lost even when you fry the seaweed or slow cook it. This is basically unheard of, which makes dulse a true genius creation.
With the characteristics of dulse seaweed listed above, you’re probably excited to get them from the nearest local supermarket. But don’t hurry just yet, because this superfood is not yet available for human consumption. The researchers have already received permission from the Oregon Department of Agriculture to produce more of the seaweed. You may have to wait a few more months and you know this good-for-your-health bacon of the sea is worth the wait.