Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2011

Introduction

This report presents quality data and information based on the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) 2011 harvest survey of western Canadian flaxseed. The quality data includes oil, protein, free fatty acids, fatty acid composition and iodine values of harvest survey samples submitted to the Grain Research Laboratory (GRL). Producers and grain companies submitted the samples throughout the harvest period. The map (figure 1) shows the traditional growing areas for flaxseed in western Canada.

Figure 1. Map of western Canada showing traditional growing areas for flaxseed

The map shows the traditional growing areas for flaxseed in western Canada.
Source: Flax Council of Canada