Buckwheat is a seed. It is not a grain nor is it related to wheat. Buckwheat was first cultivated in Southeastern China many centuries ago. Buckwheat was planted as early as five thousand years ago. It was used as a major food source for the inhabitants. Buckwheat was an excellent source of protein and nutrients. The largest producers of buckwheat is in China, and nearly 25,000 acres of buckwheat is grown in the United States.
Today, buckwheat is a plant that is cultivated annually as a short season crop. The plant bears pink or white clusters. The buckwheat plant can reach as tall as forty five to sixty centimeters in height. The buckwheat seeds has three sides, which is pyramidal in shape. The seeds are a brown to gray color, and the outer hull is thick. There is a kernel inside the seed, which is a creamy white color, and has a nutty taste and flavor.
The Processing of Buckwheat
The teardrop-shaped and three-sided seed has been classified as a fruit rather than a grain. The seed is made of a hull. During the processing and milling process of buckwheat, the hull is removed. Once the hull is removed, the middling’s of the hull is removed. A light brown flour is produced once the hull has been removed. Buckwheat flour is great for baked goods, pancakes, and noodles. Buckwheat is gluten free.
The buckwheat hull is what is used for pillows. The buckwheat hulls go through a vacuuming process, which removes any trace of the flour along with any debris that is on the hulls. Once the vacuuming has been performed the buckwheat hulls are ready for pillows.
Buckwheat Health Benefits
Buckwheat has many health benefits, which include:
• Gluten free
• Good for the digestion system
• Treats chronic diarrhea
• An excellent meat substitute
• Doesn’t require any chemicals or pesticides to grow
• The lack of chemicals and pesticides makes buckwheat less allergic
• Buckwheat hulls make perfect pillows
Are Buckwheat Hulls Roasted?
Organic buckwheat hulls are never roasted. Organic buckwheat hulls cannot be exposed to any pesticides or chemicals. There are many companies that roast their buckwheat hulls. The roasting of the buckwheat hulls are done to destroy any insects that may have gotten into the hulls during the harvesting. Roasting is normally done in Europe.
Organic buckwheat hulls that are designed for pillows carefully screen and protect their warehouses for any insects. There are no chemicals that are used in the processing of the buckwheat hulls. Organic buckwheat hulls are free of any chemicals and pesticides during growth of the buckwheat, harvest and processing.
Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillows
What are buckwheat hull pillows? A buckwheat hull pillow is filled with organic buckwheat hulls. Instead of traditional stuffing such as feathers, fiber or vinyl foam, the pillow is filled with organic buckwheat hulls. There is only one grade of buckwheat hulls, because all buckwheat hulls are the same. The buckwheat hulls that claim to be organic have been harvested, process, and prepared without using any chemicals or pesticides.
Advantages of Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillows:
• Easily adjustable – add / remove buckwheat hulls as you see fit.
• Conform to the shape of the head and neck.
• Buckwheat hulls do not flatten.
• Can last ten years or longer.
• Excellent for allergy suffers.
• Buckwheat hulls provide great neck support and stability.
• Circulate air, which allows the pillow to stay cool and dry.
• Buckwheat hull pillows are affordable.
Disadvantages of Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillows:
• The hulls can be a little noisier than normal pillows.
• Buckwheat hulls can have an earthy odor.
Tips to Purchasing Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillows
If you want to ensure that you get a 100% organic buckwheat hull pillow, then you will want to know a few tips, which include:
• The organic buckwheat hull pillows should never have any chemicals or pesticides used in the growing or processing of the buckwheat hull pillows.
• The buckwheat pillow case should have a zipper, which will allow you to adjust the loft of your pillow or replace buckwheat hulls.
Why Purchase a Buckwheat Hull Pillow?
An organic buckwheat hull pillows is all natural pillow that provides a restful sleep. The pillow can eliminate back and neck pain, eliminate headaches, and provide for a restful sleep. The organic buckwheat hull pillow conforms to your specific body and type that a typical pillow doesn’t do. A typical pillow collapses under the weight of your head, which causes your neck and back muscles to strain. Sleeping on an organic buckwheat hull pillow can eliminate snoring, asthma, back pain, neck pain, insomnia, and even migraines.
The organic buckwheat hull pillows is excellent in hot, humid nights, because the hulls allow for air to flow and circulate. This prevents pillow heat build up through the night and keeps your head nice and cool. You don’t have to flip the pillow over to find the cool side, because both sides of the buckwheat pillow will be cool and comfortable.
Our organic buckwheat hull pillows are 100% organic and natural. The buckwheat hull has been through the proper process that doesn’t require any chemical or pesticide use, so we can proudly say our organic buckwheat hull pillows are 100% organic!