PA5051 plant-based probiotic is harvested from switchgrass and is an essential component in promoting digestive health. This vegan probiotic is based on Pediococcus Acidilactici. It can be used in many different applications and will inherently increase the nutritional value of products.
PA5051 vegan probiotic is a single strain subclass of gram-positive, lactic acid bacteria. This natural probiotic can withstand a pH as low as 1.5 allowing it to survive amidst stomach acid and make a suitable home in our digestive system.
A fast-growing number of consumers are discovering the importance of taking a probiotic supplement to maintain a healthy gut microbiome and thus improve overall health. The live cultures ingested in this natural probiotic re-introduce natural and beneficial microorganisms into the body. Conversely, vegan and vegetarian markets are growing quickly. PA5051 fits this demand and is well suited for plant-based food applications.
PA5051 has many unique attributes and benefits. It is both temperature and oxygen stable ensuring viability and enabling an extended shelf life. Furthermore, since it is non-spore-forming, manufacturing plants can easily sanitize without any extra cleaning processes. It is complimentary with antibiotics meaning the consumer can take the probiotic while taking other medications without diminishing its effects.
|Characteristics/Requirements of Probiotics||PA5051 Pediococcus Based Probiotics||Bacillus* Based Probiotics||Lactobacillus* Based Probiotics||Bifidobacterium* Based Probiotics|
|Survives Temperatures up to 185 °F||✓||✓|
|Survives Stomach Acid||✓||✓|
|Survives Oxygen Environment||✓||✓|
|Extended Shelf Life at Room Temperature||✓||✓|
|No Special Clean-Up Requirements||✓||✓||✓|
|No Additional QC Cost/Time||✓||✓||✓|
|No Food-Pathogen Related Bacteria||✓||✓||✓|
|No Biological-Hazard Related Bacteria||✓||✓||✓|
Probiotics have an array of important functions in the body; they aid in food digestion and increase nutrient absorption. Additionally, they help create vitamins and keep bad bacteria from proliferating in our systems. Benefits of using probiotics:
Consumers are well aware of the numerous health benefits of probiotics and the dangers that can arise when unhealthy bacteria outnumber healthy bacteria in our system. Manufacturers and food scientists are aware of this necessity which explains why the global market for probiotics is expected to reach a net worth of 69.3 billion dollars by 2023.
Probiotics are easily added to products without altering the taste. Not only is it beneficial to the consumer as it provides incredible health benefits, but it also is an excellent way for food manufacturers to increase the value of certain foods.