Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2015

Oil content

Average oil content (45.7%) in Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western is similar to the 2014 average (45.6%) and is identical to the 10-year mean (45.7%) (Figure 2). Average oil content for Manitoba (44.7%) is lower than the average in Saskatchewan (45.7%) and Alberta (45.9%) (Table 4). Oil content for Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western samples from producers across western Canada ranged from 40.6 to 49.6% (Table 4).

Figure 2. Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western – Oil content of harvest samples, 2005-15

Graph of oil content (% dry basis) for flaxseed, 2005-15. Details below.

Details
  • 2015 average: 45.7%
  • 2014 average: 45.6%
  • 2005–14 mean: 45.7%

The following table displays the average percentage of oil on a dry matter basis from 2005 to 2015, which is illustrated in the graph.

Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western - Oil content of harvest samples, 2005–15
Crop year Oil content, dry matter basis, %
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
2015 45.7

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