Quality of western Canadian flaxseed 2015

This report presents quality data and information based on samples of western Canadian flaxseed from the Canadian Grain Commission’s 2015 Harvest Sample Program. The quality data includes oil, protein, free fatty acids, fatty acid composition and iodine values of harvest samples submitted to the Grain Research Laboratory. Producers and grain companies submitted the samples throughout the harvest period. The map shows the Prairie provinces, the traditional growing areas for flaxseed in western Canada.

Map of prairie provinces showing traditional growing areas for flaxseed

Map of Prairie provinces showing traditional growing areas. Details following.

The growing area extends from Winnipeg on the east to north of Edmonton and south to Lethbridge. It also includes an area in the Peace River valley.

Source: Flax Council of Canada


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