Preliminary quality data of western Canadian flaxseed 2020

Summary Statistics by Grade by Province:

Table information:

  • Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within two weeks of the date of this report.
  • The "Number of Samples" figures may not reflect actual production distributions across grades.
  • Samples were supplied by producers and grain companies.

As of January 7, 2021

Table 1 Oil content of 2020 Canadian flaxseed
Province Oil %
Number of
Samples
Mean Std Dev Min Max
Flaxseed, No. 1 Canada
Manitoba 39 46.1 1.3 41.70 48.30
Saskatchewan 202 45.5 1.4 41.80 49.40
Alberta and B.C. 31 46.1 1.6 42.30 49.10
Western Canada 272 45.6 1.4 41.70 49.40
Flaxseed, No. 2 Canada
Manitoba 3 45.2 2.0 43.90 47.50
Saskatchewan 1 43.8 NSFootnote 1 43.80 43.80
Alberta and B.C. 2 47.9 0.4 47.60 48.20
Western Canada 6 45.9 2.1 43.80 48.20
Flaxseed, No. 3 Canada
Alberta and B.C. 1 43.0 NS Footnote 1 43.00 43.00
Western Canada 1 43.0 NS Footnote 1 43.00 43.00
Sample Canada Western
Saskatchewan 1 45.6 NS Footnote 1 45.60 45.60
Western Canada 1 45.6 NS Footnote 1 45.60 45.60
All grades
Manitoba 42 46.0 1.3 41.70 48.30
Saskatchewan 204 45.5 1.4 41.80 49.40
Alberta and B.C. 34 46.2 1.7 42.30 49.10
Western Canada 280 45.6 1.4 41.70 49.40
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