Quality of Canadian food-type soybeans 2016 - Protein content

Protein content

Protein content for 2016 Canadian food-type soybeans ranged from 35.4 g to 52.1 g per 100 g dry matter (Table 1). The mean protein content in 2016 was 42.2 g per 100 g dry matter, which was higher than the mean in 2015 (41.9 g per 100 g dry matter). The mean protein contents for Prairies, Ontario and Quebec for 2016 were 36.4, 42.1 and 42.6 g per 100 g dry matter, respectively.

Table 1. Mean protein content for 2016 Canadian food-type soybeans by grade and provinceFootnote1
Grade Protein content, g/100 g DM
2016 2015
Number of samples Mean Range Mean
Prairies
Soybean, No. 1 Canada NS NS NS NS
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 6 36.4 35.4-40.1 NS
All grades 6 36.4 35.4-40.1 NS
Ontario
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 140 42.0 37.2-47.0 40.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 185 42.2 35.9-50.0 41.4
All grades 325 42.1 35.9-50.0 41.2
Quebec
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 30 42.6 40.1-45.0 NS
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 113 42.6 38.0-52.1 43.6
All grades 143 42.6 38.0-52.1 43.6
Canada
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 170 42.1 37.2-47.0 40.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 305 42.2 35.4-52.1 42.3
All grades 475 42.2 35.4-52.1 41.9
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