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Peas

Canada is the world's largest producer and exporter of peas. Peas are Canada's largest pulse crop and are grown over a very large geographic area, including significant portions of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

 

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Sunflower Seed

Sunflowers have been grown commercially in Canada since the early 1940s.  Canada's sunflowers are grown in southern Manitoba, southwestern Saskatchewan and the irrigated areas of southern Alberta.

 

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Lentils

Canada is the world's largest exporter of lentils to the global marketplace, selling to over 100 countries each year. 99% of Canada's lentils are grown in Saskatchewan, with the remainder coming from southern Alberta and Manitoba.

 

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Buckwheat

Canada produces approxmately 30,000 - 40,000 acreas of buckwheat annually. Manitoba is the major producer of buckwheat with 70 per cent of the acreage on average, followed by Quebec at 16 per cent and Ontario at 14 per cent.

 

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Beans

Canada produces over a dozen different types of beans and sells them both domestically and for export around the globe. Canada's largest bean growning areas are in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Beans are also grown in Alberta, Quebec and a small quantity in Saskatchewan.

 

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Canary Seed

Saskatchewan has become the world’s leading producer and exporter of canaryseed, with the production used almost exclusively as a component of feed mixtures for caged and wild birds.

 

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Chickpeas

Canada grows mostly kabuli chickpeas, also known as "garbanzo beans". We also grow the smaller desi chickpea. Chickpeas are grown in the southern portions of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

 

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Mustard Seed

Canada produces three mustard types: yellow (Sinapis alba), brown, and oriental (Brassica juncea).  Mustard is grown in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.