Quality of western Canadian peas 2014

Protein content

Protein content for yellow and green peas ranged from 19.1% to 28.1%. The mean protein content for western Canadian peas was 23.4%, which was higher than the mean of 22.0% for 2013, but similar to the ten-year mean protein content of 23.3%.

Note:

N/A=Not available due to insufficient samples.

Mean protein content for western Canadian peas (green and yellow combined), by grade
Grade Protein content Footnote 1, %
2014 2013
mean min. max. mean
Manitoba
Peas, No. 1 Canada N/A N/A N/A 20.9
Peas, No. 2 Canada 24.0 22.0 25.9 22.7
Peas, No. 3 Canada 24.0 22.1 25.9 23.9
All grades 24.0 22.0 25.9 22.4
Saskatchewan
Peas, No. 1 Canada 23.1 19.3 26.3 21.7
Peas, No. 2 Canada 23.3 19.9 27.7 22.0
Peas, No. 3 Canada 24.2 20.5 28.1 22.7
All grades 23.6 19.3 28.1 21.9
Alberta
Peas, No. 1 Canada 22.9 20.8 26.2 21.3
Peas, No. 2 Canada 23.0 20.2 27.5 21.8
Peas, No. 3 Canada 23.0 19.1 25.6 23.0
All grades 23.0 19.1 27.5 22.0
Western Canada
Peas, No. 1 Canada 23.0 19.3 26.3 21.6
Peas, No. 2 Canada 23.2 19.9 27.7 22.0
Peas, No. 3 Canada 23.9 19.1 28.1 22.9
All grades 23.4 19.1 28.1 22.0

Note:

N/A=Not available (analysis was not done in 2013).

Mean protein content and starch content for 2014 western Canadian peas (green and yellow combined) by crop region Footnote 2
Crop region Protein content, % dry basis Starch content, % dry basis
2014 2013 2014 2013
3 23.3 23.3 48.4 N/A
4 23.8 21.9 47.0 N/A
5 23.2 21.6 48.1 N/A
6 23.5 22.4 46.8 N/A
7 24.1 22.1 46.9 N/A
8 23.5 21.3 48.4 N/A
9 23.5 22.7 47.4 N/A
10 22.6 22.4 48.7 N/A

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 peas (green and yellow combined)

Graph of peas protein content, 2003 to 2014 and 10-year mean. Details below.

The graph depicts the annual average protein content of all peas from 2004 through 2014, and the 10-year (2004-2013) average. Each point represents the average protein content of peas in that crop year. A solid line connects the points, showing the variation of the average protein contents from 2004 through 2014. The dashed line represents the mean protein content of peas (23.3%) over a 10-year period from 2004 to 2013. Average protein contents from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 (23.5%, 24.5%, 24.7%, 23.9% and 23.5%, respectively) were all above the 10-year average of 23.3%, while those from 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013 (23.0%, 23.2%, 22.4%, 22.6% and 22.0%, 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 (South West Manitoba), 2 (North West Manitoba), and 3 (Eastern Manitoba); Saskatchewan crop regions: 4 (South East Saskatchewan), 5 (South West Saskatchewan), 6 (North East Saskatchewan), and 7 (North West Saskatchewan); Alberta crop regions: 8 (Southern Alberta), 9 (Central Alberta), and 10 (Northern Alberta).

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