Quality of western Canadian lentils 2013

Protein content

Protein content for green and red lentils in 2013 ranged from 23.4% to 30.5%. The mean protein content was 26.5%, which was similar to the mean for 2012 (26.7%), but lower than the five-year mean of 27.1%.

Mean protein content for western Canadian lentils (green and red combined), by grade
Grade Protein content Footnote 1 , % dry basis
2013 2012
mean min. max. mean
Manitoba
Lentils, No. 1 Canada - - - -
Lentils, No. 2 Canada - - - -
Lentils, No. 3 Canada - - - -
All grades - - - -
Saskatchewan
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 26.5 23.4 30.5 26.7
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 26.6 24.0 28.9 26.6
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 27.6 26.9 28.7 27.1
All grades 26.5 23.4 30.5 26.7
Alberta
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 26.1 25.8 26.4 26.7
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 25.2 23.4 27.9 26.8
Lentils, No. 3 Canada - - - 28.0
All grades 25.6 23.4 28.9 26.8
Western Canada
Lentils, No. 1 Canada 26.5 23.4 30.5 26.7
Lentils, No. 2 Canada 26.4 23.4 28.9 26.6
Lentils, No. 3 Canada 28.0 26.9 28.9 27.2
All grades 26.5 23.4 30.5 26.7
Mean protein content for 2013 western Canadian lentils (green and red combined) by crop region Footnote 2
Crop region Protein content, % dry basis
2013 2012
Mean Range Mean
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -
4 26.3 24.0-30.5 26.6
5 26.4 23.4-29.0 26.5
6 27.6 26.3-28.9 27.2
7 26.3 25.0-28.6 27.6
8 25.8 23.4-28.9 26.9
9 - - -
10 - - -

Crop regions in prairie provinces

Crop region map of prairie provinces. Details below.
Manitoba crop regions: 1 (Southwest Manitoba), 2 (Northwest Manitoba), and 3 (Eastern Manitoba); Saskatchewan crop regions: 4 (Southeast Saskatchewan), 5 (Southwest Saskatchewan), 6 (Northeast Saskatchewan), and 7 (Northwest Saskatchewan); Alberta crop regions: 8 (Southern Alberta), 9 (Central Alberta), and 10 (Northern Alberta).

Mean protein content of western Canadian lentils (green and red combined)

Graph of lentil protein content, 2002 to 2013 and 10-year mean. Details below.
The graph depicts the annual average protein content of all lentils from 2002 through 2013, and the 10-year (2003-2012) average. Each point represents the average protein content of lentils in that crop year. A solid line connects the points, showing the variation of the average protein contents from 2002 through 2013. The dashed line represents the mean protein content of lentils (27.1%) over a 10-year period from 2003 to 2012. Average protein contents from 2006, 2007,2008, 2009 and 2010 (27.4%, 27.6%, 27.9%, 27.1% and 28.0%, respectively) were all above or equal to the 10-year average of 27.1%, while those from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (26.7%, 26.4%, 26.8%, 26.8%, 26.7% and 26.5%, respectively) were below the 10-year average.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Protein content (N x 6.25) is determined by near infrared measurement calibrated against the Combustion Nitrogen Analysis reference method.

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Footnote 2

Manitoba crop regions: 1 (Southwest Manitoba), 2 (Northwest Manitoba), and 3 (Eastern Manitoba); Saskatchewan crop regions: 4 (Southeast Saskatchewan), 5 (Southwest Saskatchewan), 6 (Northeast Saskatchewan), and 7 (Northwest Saskatchewan); Alberta crop regions: 8 (Southern Alberta), 9 (Central Alberta), and 10 (Northern Alberta).

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