Tiny flecks in flour?
I just opened a fresh bag of Oak Manor hard unbleached flour, which I purchased at Whole Foods about a week ago. I noticed some very tiny brown / gold flakes, extremely small and fine, mixed evenly into the flour. They are visible in the finished dough.
I have used the brand for years, but I can't say I remember ever noticing these specks, although given how small they are, it's possible that they were there all along. My King Arthur high gluten and 365 all purpose flour (both organic too), which I happen to have on hand also, do not have these flakes.
I'm a little concerned that they don't belong there. Are they weevil eggs? Or are they just some kind of wheat by-product that's supposed to be there? Anyone know if that's normal?