Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2014

Protein content

Average protein content (21.1%) for Flaxseed, No.1 Canada Western is similar to the 2013 harvest average (21.2%) and lower than the 10-year mean (22.4%) (Figure 3). The average in Manitoba (21.3%) is higher than the average in Saskatchewan (20.5%) and lower than the average in Alberta (23.5%). Protein content for Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western samples from producers across western Canada ranged from 17.5 to 26.4% (Table 4).

Figure 3. Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western – Protein content of harvest samples, 2004–2014

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

Details
  • 2014 average: 21.1%
  • 2013 average: 21.2%
  • 2004–2013 mean: 22.4%

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

Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western - Protein content of harvest survey samples, 2003–2014
Crop year Portein content, dry matter basis, %
2004 22.1
2005 22.0
2006 23.6
2007 24.3
2008 22.7
2009 22.0
2010 21.1
2011 21.9
2012 22.8
2013 21.1
2014 21.1