'There hasn’t been a lot of interest in using it in a fresh form. But this stuff is pretty amazing,' said chief researcher Chris Langdon.
'When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavor,' he added.
It might be a while before you get to try this bacon-lettuce for yourself but we can probably agree that this is the kind of science we can get behind!