Yes! Wild About Sprouts® need to be stored in your refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy them.
One of the best attributes of our new patented Cold-Grown® process is that our sprouts are grown untouched and undisturbed in the tamper proof package until you open them at home. Our product grows under cold temperatures and this means your sprouts are living and will continue to do so at home in your refrigerator.
Yes, COLD GROWN® Wild About Sprouts® are produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, being herbicide- and pesticide-free, non-GMO and using only ¼ cup of water per package with no waste. These tiny veggies are compact and easy to store, taking up little space in a refrigerator and remaining fresh long past other fresh produce items.
Wild About Sprouts® are ready to eat right out of the package. Simply harvest the sprouts from their tamper proof container and enjoy. If you prefer, you can also gently shake a handful of sprouts to remove seed caps. Some people choose to rinse sprouts as they would the rest of their fresh vegetables. It’s all a matter of personal taste.
While these amazing little sprouts are a fantastic addition to any cooked dish (and they even remain crunchy after cooking), it is not necessary to cook them. Simply enjoy them as they are, fresh out of the refrigerator, or toss them into or on top of your favorite dish for a nutritious, fresh, flavorful and crunchy, eating experience.
Yes. Also, our Wild About Sprouts® facility only processes and grows sprouts, so there is no cross-contamination of gluten in the facility.
All six varieties are gluten, dairy, preservative and nut free.
Wild About Sprouts® are different from traditional sprouts and are grown in individual containers using a patented Cold Grown® process (PAT No. 10015936) that results in the safest sprouts available. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the crunch and flavor of sprouts in the freshest possible way. So we grow our sprouts in their own containers in special refrigerated greenhouses.
Wild About Sprouts® patented Cold Grown® process prevents the growth of pathogens and eliminates handling that could introduce contaminants and promote spoilage. Wild About Sprouts® seeds are planted directly in 3 ounce retail packages; the sprouts remain alive and completely untouched until harvested by consumers in their homes. As an extra measure of safety, we also conduct final product pathogen testing, a first in the sprout industry, before product leaves our facility for the grocery store.
No. Our process has been certified by California Certification of Organic Foods (CCOF), a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow organic goods. To date, we have tested numerous organic seed varieties but they do not consistently germinate, they grow very slowly, and they lack plant vigor and shelf life when grown under the colder temperatures used in the Wild About Sprouts® Cold-Grown® process.
Yes, the Wild About Sprouts® container and pad is recyclable with level 5 plastics (polypropylene) and is BPA-Free.
One of the best attributes of our patented Cold-Grown® process is that our sprouts grow untouched and undisturbed in the tamper proof package until you open them at home.
Unfortunately, some seeds in nature don’t germinate, so there may be some crunchy ungerminated seeds in the package. You can remove residual seeds by shaking a handful of sprouts gently to loosen any ungerminated seeds from the sprouts or you can rinse them under water.
Our process has been certified by California Certification of Organic Foods (CCOF), a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow organic goods and we comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Subpart M, where we disinfect our seed in sodium hypochlorite with a post rinse to comply with organic standards.
Our seed stocks, however, are not certified organic because organically grown seeds do not have the vigor necessary to be grown at refrigerator temperatures. Both conventional and organically grown seed can be contaminated with E. coli and Salmonella but the Cold Grown® process prevents the growth of both E. coli and Salmonella. To confirm, every lot of Wild About Sprouts® are final product tested for these pathogens.
Wild About Sprouts® come in six varieties: 100% Clover is sweet and delicate, Broccoli/Clover blend is mild and peppery, the “Spicy Blend” of radish and clover brings heat with a dash of red in the rootlets, Alfalfa has a nutty, mild flavor, Clover/Alfalfa blend is sweet and nutty and 100% Broccoli is strong, bold and peppery.
USDA’s FoodData Central (https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/) is the most comprehensive database of nutrient content information for foods. The only sprout variety included in the FDC is conventionally grown alfalfa sprouts.
Sprouts offer an abundance of micronutrients and Wild About Sprouts® have twice the protein and fiber of traditionally grown sprouts.
⦁ Wild About Sprouts® has roughly twice the solids content of romaine lettuce and conventionally grown sprouts, primarily due to increased protein and fiber content in Wild About Sprouts®.
⦁ Wild About Sprouts® have approximately 5x more protein than romaine lettuce and 2x more protein than conventionally grown sprouts.
⦁ Wild About Sprouts® has approximately 1.5x more fiber than romaine lettuce and 2.6x more fiber than conventionally grown sprouts.
Keep an eye out for the nutritious, edible, white silky rootlets. Like the rest of the plant, they’re wholesome, tasty and perfectly safe to eat. If you see some nutritious little silky rootlets at the bottom of the package, it’s just the natural root hairs – a normal part of healthy, living sprouts.
Because Wild About Sprouts® are grown in the package and are still living, they occasionally produce these fine, feathery white root-hairs, throughout; what we call rootlets. These are sometimes mistaken for mold, but they are a natural part of the living plant and are completely healthful to eat.
Varieties most likely to develop rootlets are Bold Broccoli, Tangy Clover & Broccoli and Spicy Clover & Radish.
In the event that, you harvest a small portion of the sprouts (pull the sprouts from the pad) and want to save the remaining amount for later use, you want to make sure that you place the lid back on top of the sprouts.
In the event that, you harvest a small portion of the sprouts (pull the sprouts from the pad) and want to save the remaining amount for later
Wild About Sprouts® are so versatile they provide an incredibly easy way to add fresh sprouted veggies to all meal occasions. Use as toppers, anywhere you’d use lettuce, spinach or other greens or even as the main “green” ingredient or as a bed under steaks or salmon for a dinner and salad in one! Think breakfast sandwiches and bagels, frittatas, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, wraps, burritos, pasta salads, sushi, tacos, burgers, stir fry, mixed into guacamole, salsa or as toppers on nachos or bruschetta and so much more.