Jeno Paulucci <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeno_Paulucci> - An American sprouting pioneer who started Chung King foods after WWII and the Korean war. Many American soldiers stationed in the Orient came home with a taste for bean sprout dishes. Palucci's products made mung beans sprouts popular in America and led him to prosperity. Later he sold the brand. He started countless food companies.