Quality of Canadian food-type soybeans 2016 - Oil content

Oil content

Oil content for 2016 Canadian food-type soybeans varied from 16.0 g to 25.4 g/100 g dry matter (Table 2). The mean oil content in 2016 was 21.7 g/100 g dry matter, which was slightly higher than that for 2015. The mean oil content for Prairies in 2016 was 22.5 g/100 g dry matter. The mean oil content for Ontario in 2016 was 21.8 g/100 g dry matter, which was similar to that in 2015. The mean oil content for Quebec in 2016 was 21.5 g/100 g dry matter, which was higher than the mean for 2015.

Table 2. Mean oil content for 2016 Canadian food-type soybeans by grade and provinceFootnote1
Grade Oil 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 22.5 21.8-22.7 NS
All grades 6 22.5 21.8-22.7 NS
Ontario
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 140 21.9 19.7-25.4 21.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 185 21.8 17.2-24.8 21.6
All grades 325 21.8 17.2-25.4 21.7
Quebec
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 30 21.9 20.4-23.6 NS
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 113 21.4 16.0-23.8 21.1
All grades 143 21.5 16.0-23.8 21.1
Canada
Soybean, No. 1 Canada 170 21.9 19.7-25.4 21.8
Soybean, No. 2 Canada 305 21.7 16.0-24.8 21.4
All grades 475 21.7 16.0-25.4 21.5
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