Preliminary quality data of western Canadian lentils 2022

Summary statistics by grade and by province:

Table information:

  • Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within 2 weeks of the date of this report
  • The number of samples may not reflect actual production distributions across grades
  • Samples were supplied by producers, through the Harvest Sample Program, and grain companies
Table 1 Mean protein contentFootnote 1 (%) for western Canadian green lentils by grade as of November 17, 2022
Grade Number of samples 2022 2021
Mean Minimum Maximum Mean
Saskatchewan
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 31 27.7 21.6 29.3 27.6
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 102 27.1 25.1 30.4 27.2
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 4 27.7 26.4 28.9 27.3
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 9 27.6 25.8 29.6 27.5
All grades 146 27.2 21.6 30.4 27.3
Alberta
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 1 28.0 28.0 28.0 NSFootnote 2
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 3 27.6 26.8 28.3 26.5
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 2 27.7 27.7 27.7 NS
Lentils, No. 3 Canada NS NS NS NS NS
All grades 6 27.7 26.8 28.3 26.5
Western Canada
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 32 27.7 21.6 29.3 27.6
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 105 27.1 25.1 30.4 27.1
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 6 27.7 26.4 28.9 27.3
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 9 27.6 25.8 29.6 27.5
All grades 152 27.3 21.6 30.4 27.3
Table 2 Mean protein contentFootnote 1 (%) for western Canadian red lentil by grade as of November 17, 2022
Grade Number of samples 2022 2021
Mean Minimum Maximum Mean
Saskatchewan
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 214 27.4 25.6 30.7 27.6
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 14 28.5 26.2 30.6 27.4
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 3 27.6 25.9 28.7 27.8
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 4 28.3 27.4 29.7 27.6
All grades 235 27.5 25.6 30.7 27.6
Alberta
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 22 28.5 27.0 30.5 27.2
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 2 28.9 28.6 29.1 26.8
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 1 30.4 30.4 30.4 NSFootnote 2
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 1 27.8 27.8 27.8 NS
All grades 26 28.6 27.0 30.5 27.1
Western Canada
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 236 27.5 25.6 30.7 27.6
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 16 28.5 26.2 30.6 27.3
Lentils, Extra No. 3 Canada 4 28.3 25.9 30.4 27.8
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 5 28.2 27.4 29.7 27.6
All grades 261 27.6 25.6 30.7 27.5
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