Pediococcus Acidilactici 5051™ is a probiotic designed as nature intended, which can withstand acid, oxygen exposure & temperatures up to 185°F and pH as low as 1.5.

Ingredient NamePediococcus acidilactici


Labeling ClaimsAllergen-free, Kosher, Natural, Naturally Derived, Non-GMO, Plant-Based, Vegan

Certifications & ComplianceKosher, Vegan

FeaturesBroad pH Stability, Enhanced Shelf Life, Excellent Stability, Improved Stability, Plant-Based Alternative, Promotes Digestive Health, Stimulates Immune System, Suitable for Vegans, Temperature Stability

Knowde Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Food Ingredients Functions
Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions
Pediococcus acidilactici

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits


  • Can withstand pH as low as 1.5
  • Acid tolerance
  • Oxygen stable
  • Temperature stability up to 185 ° Fahrenheit
  • Compatible with antibiotics
  • Plant-based
  • Made in the U.S.
  • Suitable for vegetarian applications
  • Supports digestion
  • Supports immunity


  • Strong survival characteristics
  • Survives stomach's acidic environment (pH 1.5-3)
  • Delivers live bacteria through the digestive system to reach the small and large intestine
  • Extended shelf life compared to oxygen-sensitive probiotics
  • No refrigeration required
  • Can be used concurrently with prescription medicine
  • Compatible with carriers and other powders
Benefits and Functions

Plant-Based Probiotic Has Unique Benefits And Functions

  • 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  


Benefits in Food Products

  • 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
    • Weight Management
    • Stress Management
    • Detoxification
    • Improved Digestion
    • Skin Health
    • Improved Immune Response
  • 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.
Product Highlights
  • 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.

Applications & Uses

Animal Species
Applications and Uses

Manufacturing Ease Of Use

  • Able to withstand acid, oxygen exposure & temperatures up to 185°F
  • No special clean up required (Not a spore)
  • Compatible with carriers and other powders
  • Able to withstand pH as low as 1.5
  • Dry storage (no refrigeration required)

Nutritional Advantages

  • Adapted environmental bacteria which is much more tolerant
  • Delivers live bacteria through digestive system to reach small and large intestines
  • Data suggest supports digestion and immunity


  • Yogurt
  • Chocolate
  • Oils and Vinegars
  • Granola/ Oats
  • Nut Butters
  • Syrups
  • Sports Drinks
  • Dry Mix Beverages
  • Juice
  • Wine
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Plant-Based / Vegetarian Options
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Pet Food


Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Moisturemax. 6.0%FCCM P.1.1
Other Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Particle Analysis (through a US 20 screen)100%FCCM P.2.1
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Coagulase Positive StaphylococciNegativeper gFDA BAM 8n Ed., Ch 12
Coliformmax. 10cfu/gVRBA BAM
Escherichia Colimax. 3cfu/gAOAC 991.14
Lactic Acid Bacteria Plate Countmin. 1.0 x 10¹⁰cfu/gFCCM M.8.5
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Plate Countmax. 10cfu/gBQCL M.5.1
SalmonellaNegativeper 25gFDA BAM 8m Ed., Ch 5
Yeasts and Moldsmax. 100cfu/gFDA BAM 8uEd., Ch 18

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Pack size : 1.0 Kg aluminum packets
Shipping Conditions : Cool, dry, room temperature, avoid direct exposure to sunlight
Country of Origin : United States of America

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
3 years (at -20°C Freezer), 2 years (at Room Temperature)
Storage and Shelf Life

Long-term Storage : Cool, dry, freezing temperatures of -20°C or lower (-4°F)

Shelf Life:  

In original sealed packaging, the product shelf life is:

  1. Three years at -20°C freezer.
  2. Two years at room temperature.

This stability is dependent on handling and packaging and is not guaranteed.