Puffed grains

Nutrition is a public health priority. At Limagrain Ingredients, we are aware that a healthy diet is the key to good health and a vital focus for many customers. 

That's because today's consumers pay a lot of attention to the nutritional information shown on product labels. Many studies have shown that consumers tend to choose natural products with no additives that are good for their health, which is why we've focused on producing natural ingredients that will entice modern customers. 

All products in the Presco range have been specially developed to meet current and future consumer requirements. We can help you deal with the many challenges in the agri-food sector thanks to a wide range of textures and expansion options.

Presco puffed grains are produced using a unique production process releasing the starch inside the grain to improve digestion. This process also speeds up the absorption of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fibre. The nutritional values of the grains are retained optimally through the 100% natural Presco treatment. In addition, this process ensures the uniform expansion of the grains and greater homogeneity from one batch to another for consistent product quality. This process is exclusive to us and allows our team to produce some of the finest puffed cereal options, including puffed barley, puffed rice and more.

Limagrain Ingredients is constantly adapting to its market and has developed the Presco organic range with different forms and densities, from whole grains to flakes, not forgetting crushed grains. So, whatever type of puffed cereals you need for your products, we can help.

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Benefits of puffed cereals

Puffed cereals, including puffed barley and others, are a great solution for many food production businesses. Some of the benefits of buying your puffed cereals from us include:
Nutrition

Presco puffed grains contain more than 80% pregelatinised starch, known for being more digestible than native starch. The Presco process improves protein digestion capacity like no other short heat treatment process, while guaranteeing a reduction in anti-nutritional factors. The result is a range of puffed cereals that are healthier and more nutritious, without compromising on taste, flavour or shape.

Texture

Presco puffed grains are perfect for adding to and improving the texture of products. The expansion of the grain can be adjusted to your needs so it can be added to any type of recipe for various applications.
Puffed cereals are a useful addition to many food products, and they're an ideal way to highlight your company's commitment to nutrition and healthy eating. By choosing Limagrain Ingredients as your puffed cereals supplier, you can rest assured that you're getting only the highest quality products.

 

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Example of use

The Presco range is suited to and ready for a range of applications. From bakery to vegetarian products, Presco puffed grains are versatile and offer undeniable added value to all recipes, whether in terms of taste, aroma, visual appearance or nutritional composition.

Bakery products

The Presco process is compatible with all types of cereals and is perfectly suited to bakery products. This natural treatment conserves the nutritional values of the grains in the finished product. This is why the Presco range is a considerable asset in the production of wholemeal breads or fibre-rich breads.

Breakfast cereals

When it comes to nutrition, today's consumers are constantly looking for innovation and novelty. With the gradual shifting of our eating habits, we are witnessing a new craze in alternatives to breakfast cereals: wholegrain cereals, fruit or even drinks "rich in fibre".

Today, breakfast cereals still hold a special place in the hearts of consumers and many puffed cereals (sometimes coated) are part of their diets. Limagrain Ingredients continues to supply major breakfast cereal manufacturers with unique high-quality products through the Presco range.

Cereal bars

In recent years, cereal bars have increased in popularity among consumers notably due to the "on the go" trend. The Presco range can be used to liven up your fruit cereal bars, muesli, etc.

Dietary alternatives

Whether for health reasons, a change of diet or simply to try new tastes, today's consumers are curious about and open to dietary alternatives. Puffed cereals are your best allies in meeting your customers' need for innovation.

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