Western Canadian flaxseed - Scientific analysis of harvest and export quality

Each month during the crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission takes samples from export shipments of flaxseed. The crop year is from August of a calendar year to July of the next calendar year.

The Canadian Grain Commission uses analytical tests to determine the export quality of Canadian flaxseed. These tests are conducted according to standardized procedures and methods.

The Canadian Grain Commission maintains graphs that visually represent the export quality data.

Notice: There has been a change to the Calculation and Reporting of Fatty Acid Profiles for flaxseed export samples.

Flaxseed export quality data, grade averages, all ports

August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Quality Testing period No. 1 CW No. 1 CW NCCFootnote 2 No. 2 CW No. 2 CW NCCFootnote 2
Dockage, % August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NSFootnote 3 5.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 6.4 NS NS
Moisture,% August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 8.1 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 8.3 NS NS
Test weight, kg/hL August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 66.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 65.8 NS NS
Oil contentFootnote 1, per cent; dry matter basis August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 44.2 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 44.1 NS NS
Protein content, per cent; dry matter basis August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 22.9 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 22.2 NS NS
Palmitic acid (C16:0),% of total fatty acids August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 5.0 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 5.0 NS NS
Stearic acid (C18:0),% of total fatty acids August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 3.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 3.5 NS NS
Oleic acid (C18:1),% of total fatty acids August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 18.7 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 18.4 NS NS
Linoleic acid (C18:2),% of total fatty acids August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 15.7 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 14.9 NS NS
Linolenic acid (C18:3),% of total fatty acids August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 53.5 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 57.2 NS NS
Iodine value August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 190.4 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 191.4 NS NS
Free fatty acids, % August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date NS 0.43 NS NS
Previous year mean NS 0.48 NS NS
Number of cargoes represented August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date 0 25 0 0
Previous year mean NS 19 0 0
Tonnes represented August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019
Crop year to date 0 184,555.104 0 0
Previous year mean NS 173,332.089 0 0
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