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 20, 2018

Table 1 Oil content of 2018 Canadian flaxseed
Province NI Oil %
Number of Samples Mean Standard deviation
Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada
Manitoba 30 45.2 1.6
Saskatchewan 155 45.7 1.4
Alberta and British Columbia 18 44.8 1.8
Western Canada 203 45.6 1.5
Flaxseed, No. 2 Canada
Saskatchewan 1 47.1 NSFootnote 1
Western Canada 1 47.1 NS
Flaxseed, No. 3 Canada
Saskatchewan 1 49.3 NS
Alberta and British Columbia 1 43.5 NS
Western Canada 2 46.4 NS
All grades
Manitoba 30 45.2 1.6
Saskatchewan 157 45.7 1.4
Alberta and British Columbia 19 44.7 1.8
Western Canada 206 45.6 1.5
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