For general cultivation of less fastidious microorganisms, can be enriched with blood
NUTRIENT BROTH media a general purpose medium used for cultivating a wide variety of microorganisms. Peptic digest of animal tissue, B. extract and Yeast extract provide the necessary nitrogen compounds, carbon, vitamins and also some trace ingredients necessary for the growth of bacteria. Sodium chloride maintains the osmotic equilibrium of the medium. Nutrient Broth can be used for the cultivation and enumeration of bacteria which are not particularly fastidious. Addition of different biological fluids such as horse or sheep blood, serum, egg yolk, etc. makes it suitable for the cultivation of related fastidious organisms.