A new food source comes from the sea.
And it tastes like bacon.
Scientists at Oregon State University have patented a new strain of edible seaweed they say tastes like bacon.
The researchers say their goal was to create a super food for commercially grown abalone, but a product development team created new foods with the seaweed known as dulse.
Portland-area chefs have been testing it and the word is frying it in strips brings out a "strong bacon flavor."