Family owned, California grower
Salad Cosmo began growing Bean Sprouts in Japan in 1945. In 1998 Masa Nakada, son of founder Toshio Nakada, began Salad Cosmo USA Corp. in Dixon CA. Salad Cosmo still strives to incorporate the same family values and traditions by growing and supplying the freshest and healthiest product available. We offer the highest quality product using the latest available technology.
We do not use any Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs).
We Are Environmentally Friendly
Salad Cosmo U.S.A. Corp continually strives to be more and more environmentally friendly. Most of our packaging is recyclable, and returned sprouts and waste product are sent to local cattle ranch as cattle-feed. Our waste water, which is used to irrigate fields on our land, is reused once it re-charges the aquifer. Our water is tested daily, weekly, and monthly to ensure that the water we release meets the State of California requirements.
If there ever was a question regarding the quality of our sprouts, our extensive record keeping system enables us to quickly trace each bag of product through the production and growing phases at our facility all the way to the store of purchase.
We hope that this information will assure you and build your confidence in the safety and freshness of Salad Cosmo sprouts. If you have any comments or would like any further information about our quality control program, please feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
– What are bean sprouts?
Bean sprouts are shoots of germinated beans. They are crunchy, slightly sweet, and full of nutrients. Bean sprouts are a staple in Asia, and have been consumed for thousands of years. They have also become a popular ingredient in the US, and Salad Cosmo’s bean sprouts can be found in many stores in the West Coast.
– What is the shelf-life of bean sprouts?
Please check the use-by-date on the packaging, and make sure the bean sprouts are refrigerated and kept in cool temperature.
– What is the nutritional value of bean sprouts?
There are many health benefits to eating bean sprouts. Bean sprouts contain vitamins B, C, B1, B6, K and A. Moreover, they are great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids. Bean sprouts are also known to be “energy giving foods,” hence they are packed with enzymes, which can increase the body’s energy. Consuming bean sprouts can promote health and prevent many health issues. (Information above is for educational purpose only and not intended to serve medical advice.)
– Are the bean sprouts from Salad Cosmo safe?
Salad Cosmo starts with the highest quality seeds that have been selected and extensively tested by the seed supplier. Nevertheless, we test every arriving bag of seed for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria and do not use the seed until the test results return. If the sample from a single bag is found to be positive for any pathogen, then the entire seed lot is rejected and not used for sprouts. After the sprouting process has begun, the spent irrigation water from each and every lot of sprouts is sent to a third company lab for additional testing. Only after the test results have been received are the sprouts released for shipment from our facility. We maintain a comprehensive program of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and follow FDA’s strict guidelines. We do all of this so that you can buy Salad Cosmo sprouts with the confidence that you are buying safety achieved through one of the strongest food safety programs in the industry.