ARE BUCKWHEAT HULLS?
Buckwheat hulls are the husks that protect the
buckwheat kernel from the various elements of
nature. It is not a wheat at all, but actually
a fruit (fagopyrum esculentum) related to rhubarb.
The buckwheat used in our pillows is organically
grown in the United States, using no fertilizers
or pesticides. We use an exclusive hull cleaning
process that uses triple cleaning method to
remove any buckwheat flour residue from the
hulls. Buckwheat hulls are not recommended for
ARE MILLET HULLS?
Millet hulls are the outer covering of the millet
grain (panicum miliceum). Millet is often eaten
by humans but is best known as bird seed. Millet
hulls have been enjoyed as a natural pillow
filling since medieval times in Europe. Original
Buckwyheat Pillows uses only premium pillow
grade millet hulls grown in the USA.
ARE WHOLE BUCKWHEAT SEEDS?
Buckwheat seeds, or groats, are the fruit of
the buckwheat plant (fagopyrum esculentum).
The seeds posses the special property of retaining
transferring heat/cold for up to 40 minutes.
Original Buckwheat Pillows uses only premium
food grade organic buckwheat.
USE BUCKWHEAT HULL FILLING?
The natural filling has many advantages over
conventional fiberfill, foam, or feather fillings.
The most important quality for the relief of
pain is that the material conforms to the exact
contours of the head and neck providing support.
This means that you have the same amount of
support in all areas minimizing the stress on
all areas of support. Other filling materials
which compress, try to recover their original
shape and this puts stress on the muscles of
the neck. Other advantages of the buckwheat
hull filling are the "cool in the summer,
warm in the winter" insulating properties,
the ability to adjust the size to your individual
needs by removing or adding back filler so the
pillow fits you just right. The filling also
lasts for many years making the pillow the best
value cervical pillow on the market. Long after
other pillows have collapsed and worn out a
buckwheat hull pillow will still be fully functional.
Original Buckwheat Pillow® are also environmentally
friendly - for each pillow put to use it will
save the manufacturing of the synthetic filling
for ten or more ordinary pillows.