Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2012

Introduction

This report presents quality data and information based on the Canadian Grain Commission 2012 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. Producers and grain companies submitted the samples throughout the harvest period. The map shows the traditional growing areas for flaxseed in western Canada.

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

The growing area extends from Winnipeg on the east to north of Edmonton and south to Lethbridge. It also includes an area in the Peace River valley.

Source: Flax Council of Canada