Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2014

Oil content

Average oil content (45.6%) in Flaxseed. No. 1 Canada Western is similar to the 2013 average (45.9%) and is identical to the 10-year mean (45.6%) (Figure 2). Average oil content for Manitoba (46.3%) is higher than the average in Saskatchewan (45.4%) and Alberta (45.7%) (Table 4). Oil content for Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western samples from producers across western Canada ranged from 40.8 to 50.1% (Table 4).

Figure 2. Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western – Oil content of harvest samples, 2004–2014

Graph of oil content (% dry basis) for flaxseed, 2003-13.Details below.

Details
  • 2014 average: 45.6%
  • 2013 average: 45.9%
  • 2004–2013 mean: 45.6%

The following table displays the average percentage of oil on a dry matter basis from 2004 to 2014, which is illustrated in the graph.

Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western - Oil content of harvest survey samples, 2003–2014
Crop year Oil content, dry matter basis, %
2004 44.8
2005 46.2
2006 45.9
2007 44.7
2008 46.0
2009 46.1
2010 44.9
2011 45.9
2012 45.1
2013 45.9
2014 45.6