A Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon… Oh & It’s Packed Full Of Vitamins & Minerals Too!


Dulse is a type of seaweed that is getting all kinds of press coverage today, and for all the right reasons too! Chlorella and Spirulina are other forms of algae/seaweeds that are popular in the nutrition, supplement and health world for its nutritional density. However, most people consume these varieties of seaweed in powder or capsule form because, frankly, they don’t taste the best! Dulse however, tastes like a household favourite…BACON!

Not only does it taste like bacon, but it’s quickly becoming the newest superfood craze. Reason being that this seaweed (like most seaweeds) is packed full of antioxidants, which when consumed alongside a healthy balanced diet and exercise regime, can reduce the risk of oxidative degenerative conditions such as heart disease and some Cancers.

It’s not a new substance, but the nutritional benefits of Dulse have been cleverly manipulated, and only really been popularised more recently thanks to work at Oregon State University. When eaten raw it seems that it’s not much kop on the taste front, but Professor Langdon (not the fella from The Davinci Code), a researcher from OSU, insists that when fried, this little bundle of nutritional goodness tastes remarkably like bacon, as well as containing twice the nutritional value of kale.
So why not give it a try!?


OSU Oregon State University, (2015). OSU researchers discover the unicorn – seaweed that tastes like bacon! Retrieved 20th July, 2015, from http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jul/osu-researchers-discover-unicorn-%E2%80%93-seaweed-tastes-bacon

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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