Preliminary quality data of western Canadian flaxseed 2018

Summary Statistics by Grade by Province:

Table information:

  • Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within two weeks of the date of this report.
  • The "Number of Samples" figures may not reflect actual production distributions across grades.
  • Samples were supplied by producers and grain companies.

As of November 6, 2018

Table 1 Oil content of 2018 Canadian flaxseed
Province NI Oil %
Number of Samples Mean Standard deviation
Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada
Manitoba 26 45.1 1.7
Saskatchewan 124 45.7 1.4
Alberta and British Columbia 16 45.2 2.0
Western Canada 166 45.6 1.5
Flaxseed, No. 2 Canada
Saskatchewan 1 47.1 NSFootnote 1
Western Canada 1 47.1 NS
Flaxseed, No. 3 Canada
Alberta and British Columbia 1 43.5 NS
Western Canada 1 43.5 NS
All grades
Manitoba 26 45.1 1.7
Saskatchewan 125 45.7 1.4
Alberta and British Columbia 17 45.1 1.9
Western Canada 168 45.6 1.5
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