Quality of western Canadian mustard 2015

Introduction

This report presents information on the oil, protein and total glucosinolate content and the fatty acid composition of oriental (Brassica juncea), brown (Brassica juncea) and yellow (Sinapis alba) mustard grown in western Canada in 2015. The data was obtained from analyses of harvest samples collected by the Canadian Grain Commission.

Mustard crops grown in Canada

Yellow mustard (Sinapis alba)

Yellow mustard (Sinapis alba)

Brown mustard (Brassica juncea)

Brown mustard (Brassica juncea)

Oriental mustard (Brassica juncea)

Oriental mustard (Brassica juncea)

Summary

Mean fixed oil content for the top grade for oriental mustard in the 2015 harvest was higher than the 10-year average (43.2% versus 42.3%); while for brown and yellow  mustard it was lower: brown (37.4% versus 38.8%); yellow (29.5% versus 30.5%) (Figures 2, 3 and 4). Conversely the mean crude protein for the top grade oriental mustard was lower than the 10-year average (25.3 versus 26.2%) while for brown and yellow it was higher: brown (27.7% versus 26.9%), yellow (32.3% versus 31.3%).  Total glucosinolate content in the top grade mustard was 127 micromoles for oriental and 112 micromoles per gram for brown, which was higher than the 10-year average of 122 micromoles per gram for oriental and 107 micromoles per gram for brown mustard.

Contact

Bert J. Siemens
Chemist, Oilseeds Services, Grain Research Laboratory
1404-303 Main Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3G8
Telephone: 204-984-6991
Toll-free: 1-800-853-6705
Fax: 204-983-0724
Email: bert.siemens@grainscanada.gc.ca

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