Have you found these round hard things among your chia seeds?
I recently received this photo from a reader who wanted to know what they were. She found them in a 6 pound bag of chia seeds that she had bought online.
I referred the question to Dr. Wayne Coates who says that they appear to be weed seeds from wild amaranth or pigweed. They are not harmful but they may have a strong taste. He goes on to say, "That is the problem today many companies . . . are selling absolutely poor quality chia. Either out of ignorance or they do not care."
So buyer, beware! This is animal grade chia and not the best quality.