Canada is the world’s leading exporter of durum wheat. CWAD is recognized for its high protein content and semolina yield. Breeding has further improved its yellow colour and gluten strength in new varieties.
Top 5 varieties grown this year
2 CDC Precision
4 AAC Spitfire
Wheat Grown in Canada
Advice from an expert
Very good quality. High levels of hard vitreous kernels
83% is No. 1 and No. 2. Significant improvement over 2019
13.8% protein content – above average. High protein content helps with pasta firmness.
Sound, good Falling Number at 450 seconds or higher
Good pasta firmness and low cooking loss. Bright yellow colour as desired for couscous and pasta
Higher volumes of No. 1 and No. 2.
Major grading factors
Source: Canadian Grain Commission
*A sample can be downgraded for more than one factor.
Significant reduction in sprout-damaged kernels compared to last year, resulting in high Falling Numbers.
Moroccan pita bread that’s made using a blend of white, whole-wheat and semolina or durum flours and cooked on the stovetop in a griddle or skillet.
Often used in Middle Eastern cuisine, bulgur is made from wheat groats that are cracked, parboiled, dried and ground into various sizes.
Popular in the Middle East and Northeastern Africa, freekah is an ancient wheat grain that’s harvested young, while the grains are still green and tender.
Eaten with most meals in India, chapati is unleavened wheat-flour flatbread that’s rolled out thin and cooked on a griddle or skillet.
Another unleavened flatbread popular on the Indian subcontinent, paratha includes ghee and is rolled out several times, which makes it flaky when cooked in oil.
These crepe-like Moroccan pancakes made from semolina are known for their “honeycomb” appearance and spongy texture.
Eaten widely in Italy’s Puglia region, this rustic loaf is a type of naturally leavened bread made from twice-milled durum wheat.
Advice from an expert
Director of Markets
Continued good quality in CWAD for 2020 means high-quality pasta and couscous can be achieved without any major milling or processing adjustments. Breeding efforts in CWAD have focused on improving the colour and gluten strength in new varieties, which is evident in this year’s CWAD crop.
Strong milling performance
High levels of hard vitreous kernels with high test weight and thousand kernel weight values ensure good semolina milling yields.
Excellent semolina colour
High levels of yellow pigment ensures high levels of yellowness (b*)
High quality pasta
Pasta has excellent colour (yellowness) with good firmness and low cooking loss.
Canada is setting the standard for modern farming practices
Clean, consistent and quality
We grow and harvest better due to modern farming practices, Canada’s natural advantage and regulation from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) which sets high standards for clean, consistent quality.
Across the country, the farming industry continues to move forward and make advancements in farming practices and crop production. Along with regulatory agencies, Cereals Canada facilitates priority-setting for Canadian research, which centers around customers and their needs.
Current management practices provide a better and healthier farming environment than previous generations. Modern protocols like conservation tillage and capturing or sequestration of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to slow or reverse atmospheric CO2 pollution to mitigate and reverse global warming keeps sustainability at the forefront of farming.
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