Quality of Canadian food-type soybeans 2013

Protein and oil content

Protein content for 2013 Canadian food-type soybeans ranged from 37.4 g to 52.3 g per 100 g dry matter. The mean protein content in 2013 was 41.4 g per 100 g dry matter, which was similar to the mean in 2012 (41.3 g per 100 g dry matter). The mean protein content for Manitoba for 2013 was 41.2 g per 100 g dry matter, which was higher than the mean for 2012. The mean protein content for Ontario for 2013 was 41.3 g per 100 g dry matter, which was the same as that for 2012, while the mean protein content for Quebec for 2013 was 44.8 g per 100 g dry matter, which was higher than the mean for 2012.

Oil content for 2013 Canadian food-type soybeans varied from 16.0 g to 23.7 g per 100 g dry matter. The mean oil content in 2013 was 21.1 g per 100 g dry matter, which was lower than the mean for 2012. The mean oil content for Manitoba in 2013 was 20.8 g per 100 g dry matter, which was lower than the mean for 2012. The mean oil content for Ontario in 2013 was 21.2 g per 100 g dry matter, which was lower than for 2012. The mean oil content for Quebec in 2013 was 19.0 g per 100 g dry matter, which was lower than the mean for 2012.

Mean protein content for 2013 Canadian food-type soybeans by grade and provinceFootnote 1

Grade Protein content, g/100 g DM
2013 2012
Mean Range Mean
Manitoba
Soybean, No. 1 Canada N/A N/A 38.2
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 41.2 40.4–41.9 36.6
All grades 41.2 40.4–41.9 37.4
Ontario
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 41.4 37.6–46.0 40.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 41.2 37.4–48.4 41.7
All grades 41.3 37.4–48.4 41.3
Quebec
Soybean, No. 1 Canada N/A N/A 42.4
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 44.8 41.1–52.3 42.4
All grades 44.8 41.1–52.3 42.4
Canada
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 41.4 37.6–46.0 40.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 41.5 37.4–52.3 41.6
All grades 41.4 37.4–52.3 41.3

Mean oil content for 2013 Canadian food-type soybeans by grade and provinceFootnote 2

Grade Oil content, g/100 g DM
2013 2012
Mean Range Mean
Manitoba
Soybean, No. 1 Canada N/A 22.0–22.4 22.2
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 20.8 20.5–21.1 22.8
All grades 20.8 20.5–21.1 22.5
Ontario
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 21.5 18.2–23.7 22.1
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 21.1 17.8–22.8 21.8
All grades 21.2 17.7-23.7 21.9
Quebec
Soybean, No. 1 Canada N/A N/A 20.9
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 19.0 16.0–21.9 20.8
All grades 19.0 16.0–21.9 20.8
Canada
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 21.5 18.2–23.7 22.1
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 20.9 16.0–22.8 21.7
All grades 21.1 16.0–23.7 21.9

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

Oil content is determined by near infrared measurement calibrated against the ISO 10565:1992(E) reference method.

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