soybeans Canadian Food-Grade Soybean Database

What is the Canadian Food-Grade Soybean Database?

The Canadian Food-Grade Database was initiated in 2005 to address requests for quantitative and objective information about Canadian soybeans grown for soy food applications.

The samples are obtained from the Ontario Soybean Variety (OSV) Trials which are conducted by the Ontario Soybean And Canola Committee (OSACC). The OSV trials are replicated across multiple sites for each maturity group zone in the Canadian soybean production areas. The trials are operated according standardized procedures and undergo inspection. See Trial locations and descriptions.

The Canadian Food-Grade Database is the product of collaboration among provincial and national partners. The database was hosted on the Canadian International Grains Institute website from 2005 to 2011 and the Canadian Soybean Council website from 2012-2013. The database was fully integrated into the OSACC website in 2013 to provide interactive functions to the database users.


What information is included in the database?

The samples included in the database represent soybean varieties that are currently available or are expected to be available soon for commercial production. The samples include varieties used in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and other emerging Canadian soybean production areas. Inclusion of varieties in the database is voluntary at the discretion of the variety sponsors. The sponsors/seed distributors are contained in Table 1 (Variety Descriptions) and in the list of distributors.

Varieties are reported in the maturity group test in which they were entered. Some varieties can be grown in more than one maturity group zone and appear in more than one table. The maturity group areas are provided in a map. The varieties entered in the OSV trials vary from year-to-year and therefore may not appear each year of the database. Missing values occur in the tables if a samples was not available for the all of the analyses.


How is the data collected?

Following harvest, the yield, seed size, oil and protein are determined by the OSACC trial coordinators for each site. Subsamples are sent for analysis of sucrose, oligosaccharides, total fermentable carbohydrates, total isoflavones, genistein and daidzein by AAFC, Harrow. For All composition analyses are conducted by NIR spectroscopy.


How do I use the database?

Before using the database please read the copyright information.

There are three basic ways to use the database.

  1. To see the complete report for a particular year, download the PDF version. These reports have complete data for all parameters and show the average and range. They are optimized for printing on legal-sized paper.

  2. To search the database based on several criteria, use the Search the database option.

    • First select the crop year(s) of interest. You can select to output the data for each year individually, or averaged over several years.

    • Next, select the growing area(s) of interest. There is a link to a map of Ontario showing the growing areas. By default, all are selected.

    • Finally, select any seed traits you are interested in. For example, you may want to narrow the search to varieties with large seed size and high protein, or varieties with a yellow hilum and high sugars.

    Note: If you make the search criteria too narrow, the list of varieties that match will be small and in extreme cases there will be no varieties that match.

    Once the results are shown, you can sort the table by clicking on the column headings.

    The average data for each seed characteristic is shown on the output table. To see the range for any value, mouse over the average value.

  3. To compare specific varieties to each other, scroll down to the Search by variety option. Select up to 20 different varieties and click the Show Results button. All the data available for the selected varieties will be shown. You can sort and show the data ranges as explained in the previous option.

Who do I contact about importing Canadian food grade soybeans?

You can get exporter information from Soy Canada in two ways:

1. Go to https://soycanada.ca/about-us/our-members/ and then click on the link for Exporters, Transportation and Shipping to see a contact list of Canadian export companies.

2. Go to the product portal at https://buycanadiansoybeans.ca/connect/ and complete the inquiry form. You can enter any varieties of interest in the specifications box.


Where do I purchase food grade soybean seed for planting?

Go to the Variety List and look for the Distributor's name in the right hand column, then find their contact information on the Distributors List



PDF reports are optimized for legal-sized paper.

Select a Crop Year:


You can get Canadian exporter contact information from Soy Canada by going to https://soycanada.ca/about-us/our-members/ and clicking on the link for Exporters, Transportation and Shipping or by going to the product portal at https://buycanadiansoybeans.ca/connect/ and completing the inquiry form. You can enter any varieties of interest in the specifications box.


To source food grade soybean seed for planting, go to the Variety List and look for the Distributor's name in the right hand column, then find their contact information on the Distributors List


Select Crop Years:

Show individual data for the years:
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005

Show multi-Year average data from to (Only varieties tested in all years will be shown)

Select Growing Areas:

Maturity Group: 00  Early 2 Late 2 

Seed Properties and Composition:

Hilum Colour: Yellow    Light Brown    Imperfect Yellow    Gray    Brown    Black    Buff   
Seed Size: Any   Small (<20)   Medium (20 - 23)   Large (>23)  
Protein: Any   Low (<42)   Medium (42 - 44)   High (>44)  
Oil: Any   Low (<20)   Medium (20 - 21)   High (>21)  
Sucrose: Any   Low (<6.4)   Medium (6.4 - 7.0)   High (>7.0)  
Oligosaccharides Any   Low (<4.7)   Medium (4.7 - 4.9)   High (>4.9)  
Free Sugars: Any   Low (<11.4)   Medium (11.4 - 12.0)   High (>12)  
Carbohydrate: Any   Low (<18.5)   Medium (18.5 - 19)   High (>19)  
Total Isoflavones: Any   Low (<1800)   Medium (1800 - 2300)   High (>2300)  

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Show all data for selected varieties: (select between 1 and 20)

900M91
90A01
90M30
91M02
91M10
92M10
92M72
9305
AAC 26-15
AAC Invest 1605
AAC Malden
AAC Mandor
AAC Rubicon
AAC Shinju
AAC Stern
AAC Vireo
AAC Zaurak
AC Vin-Pro
Acora
Adam
ADV Cadet
ADV Gem
ADV Mike
ADV Windfall
ADV108
Ajico
Amadeus
Amasa
Anser
AR16
Arius
Arva
Astor
Asuka
Athens
Athos
Auriga
Aviator
B045C0
B101C0
B138C0
B213C0
Bakara
Black Pearl
Bloomfield
Calao
Candor
Celebrity
CF0703
CF0804
Chelsea
Chikala
Colby
Condor
Dares
Destiny
DF 155
DH 3604
DH1013
DH2053
DH401
DH410SCN
DH4173
DH420
DH4202
DH5170
DH530
DH618
DH710
DH715L
DH748
DH863
Drew
DS143C0
Dundas
Eider
Emperor
Etna
Excellent
Factor
Fjord
Furio
Genesis
Gladiator
Grandor
Hana
Hannah
Harovinton
Havane
HC 1912N
HDC 1600T
HDC 2701
HDC Blake
HDC Carlow
HDC Goshen
HDC Maitland
HDC Winthrop
Heather
HL 35
Howick
HS 09C02
HS 14C21
HS 25S89
IA 3011
Inwoodvinton
Irwin
ISG 2631F
ISG 89
Jari
Jutra
Kamichis
Karra
Kassidy
Katrina
Krios
Kyoto
LC 1070
Leo
Madison
Marula
Mersea
Meteor
Misty
MK-H076
Nagoya
Narita
Natto 3
Nature
Neptune
Nordika
OAC 01-26
OAC Adare
OAC Avatar
OAC Ayton
OAC Bayfield
OAC Belgrave
OAC Blythe
OAC Brooke
OAC Bruton
OAC Calypso
OAC Carman
OAC Champion
OAC Clinton
OAC Drayton
OAC Durham
OAC Eve
OAC Evolution
OAC Ginty
OAC Gretna
OAC Heritage
OAC Huron
OAC Kent
OAC Lakeview
OAC Madoc
OAC Marvel
OAC Merion
OAC Morden
OAC Nation
OAC Perth
OAC Petrel
OAC Prescott
OAC Prodigy
OAC Prosper
OAC Purdy
OAC Ramsay
OAC Strive
OAC Sunny
OAC Thamesville
OAC Wallace
OAC Wellington
Osaka
P04T10
P05T80
P07T86
P11A10
P11A67
P21A20
Panorama
Phoenix
PRO 25-53
PRO 26-53
PRO 275
PRO 30-02
PRO 30-05
PS 36
PS 73
PS 78
PSX 280405HP
RCAT 0704
RCAT Bobcat
RCAT Corbett
RCAT Dover
RCAT Harwich
RCAT Pinehurst
RCAT Ruthven
RD714
S 19-90
S00-Z1
S03-W4
S05-T6
S07-D2
S07-M8
S08-80
S09-L6
S10-B7
S10-R2
S12-A5
S12-C2
S14-H3
S14-L9
S14-P6
S15-C2
S16-F5
S18-R6
S18-Y4
S19-K8
S20-F8
S20-G7
S21-C3
S23-J8
S23-T5
S25-D3
S26-F9
Saska
Savanna
SC Starfield
SG 2311
Sherwin
Sierra
SK214
Skyline
SR PICOR
Stargazer
SVX14T1G1
SVX14T1S3
Taurus
Thames
Toki
Toma
Tourco
Tsuru
Turbo
Ventrm
Venus
Volta
X790P

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