Puffed Grains for
Petfood & Feed

Limagrain Ingredients offers natural puffed ingredients mainly based on grains like Maize, Barley or Wheat. Rice or Sorghum are used as attractive alternatives to those standard grains. They all can be used in a wide range of applications in various mixes, mueslis, dinners and pellets for dogs, rodents, horses, birds and other pets.

Their appealing shape and popcorn-like flavour and aroma raise the acceptance level of the feed as a whole. Presco puffed products contain a high degree of gelatinized starch. This makes the product more easily digestible than native starch, while having a high nutrient digestibility. This results in fewer intestinal disorders or diarrhoea. Pets use the feed more efficiently and live longer and healthier lives.

Presco puffed grains are made in our unique pressure-cooking process in which the starch is made highly digestible. This process also speeds up the absorption of all other nutrients. 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.

Limagrain Ingredients is constantly in touch with its market and has developed the Presco range with different forms and densities from whole grains to flakes, not forgetting crushed grains, flours and pellets which are easy to use in formulations.



The raw materials used to produce Preso puffed grains are carefully selected and high-pressure heat treated giving the ingredients unique benefits.

Texture & Visual

Presco puffed grains are perfect for adding texture to your products. The grain's degree of expansion can be adapted to your needs to suit all types of recipes and create innovative feed solutions.

Palatability & Nutrition

Our puffed ingredients have a unique taste while providing highly-digestible energy and fermentable fibre. Thanks to the palatability and attractive aroma created by the special heat-treatment PRESCO (for PRESsure COoking), our ingredients are preferred by petfood, horses or calves.

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Examples of use

Presco products can be used in a range of pet food and animal feed applications. Presco puffed grains are versatile and offer considerable added value to finished products, whether in terms of taste, aroma, visual appearance or nutritional composition.


Presco puffed grains are widely used in different pet food products: muesli, pellets, treats, wet or semi-wet feed, etc. Their form, aroma and taste improve product palatability significantly.  Presco treatment improves starch digestion thus reducing intestinal problems for animals, such as diarrhoea. Presco puffed grains ensure that pets get all the nutrients they need to stay in good health for longer.

Horse Feed

Horses in Sports and work need a well-balanced nutrition. On top of roughage, they need complementary energy and nutrients to perform at its best. Presco puffed cereals are a source of starch energy, continuously supplied over a long time after feeding. This is effect is proved and helps to bring the horse the optimum of performance. The precooked starch is easier for Horse to digest. Additionally, Presco Cereals bring an attractive look and well chewable properties to your feed formulation. Limagrain Ingredients offers Presco puffed cereals based on variations like barley, maize, wheat or sorghum. The products are available as whole puffed, broken or flaked.