Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2015

Protein content

Average protein content (22.5%) for Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western is higher than the 2014 harvest average (21.1%) and similar to the 10-year mean (22.2%) (Figure 3). The average in Manitoba (23.5%) is higher than the average in Saskatchewan (22.2%) and similar to the average in Alberta (23.7%). Protein content for Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western samples from producers across western Canada ranged from 17.7 to 26.5% (Table 4).

Figure 3. Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western – Protein content of harvest samples, 2005–15

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

Details
  • 2015 average: 22.5%
  • 2014 average: 21.1%
  • 2005–14 mean: 22.2%

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

Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada Western - Protein content of harvest samples, 2005–15
Crop year Portein content, dry matter basis, %
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
2015 22.5

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