Pantothenate Inoculum HiVeg™ Broth is recommended for preparation of inoculum used in microbiological assay of Pantothenic acid or its salts. Tomato juice provides an acid environment in the medium resulting in inhibition of microorganisms other than acidophilic bacteria. Polysorbate 80 supplies fatty acids required for the metabolism of Lactobacilli. Lactobacillus species grows luxuriantlly on the media. This medium is prepared by replacing animal peptones with vegetable defined peptones to avoid BSE/TSE/GMO risk.