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Japanse vlag bij Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji Japan
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Japanese flag at Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji Japan

In keeping with the traditional Japanese concept

In Asia, sleeping on a buckwheat pillow – soba gara makura – is the norm. A unique concept with many health benefits. Pillows filled with buckwheat hulls are extremely hygienic and provide optimal support for the head and neck. The resilient buckwheat hulls absorb body moisture and transport it directly to the surrounding space where it can evaporate. This keeps the pillow cool, which has a positive effect on sleep, body and energy.

Close-up of a buckwheat flower

From buckwheat to pillow

All products on are filled with organically grown buckwheat husks. But what exactly are buckwheat husks and why are we so fond of this beautiful, versatile plant?

Buckwheat is a cultivated crop that probably comes from a fairly dry part of China, especially from an area bordering Manchuria, Mongolia or Tibet. It was brought to Eastern Europe via the Silk Road by the Mongols at the end of the Middle Ages and later from there to Central and Western Europe.

Some may know buckwheat as a superfood. The buckwheat plant provides buckwheat flour but is not a grain. Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) belongs to the knotweed family (Polygonaceae) and is therefore a grass species.

The shape of the fruit resembles a beechnut, but much smaller. That is also the background of the name buckwheat, literally beech wheat.

In boekweit vind je geen gluten, het bevat meer antioxidanten dan granen en bevordert de bloedsuikerspiegel. Het zaad heeft een meel -en eiwitrijke inhoud.

Before buckwheat is suitable for consumption, the outer layer is removed. And it is precisely this cap that is so interesting for our products. This layer is also called the chaff. The beechnut-like shape of the chaff provides unprecedented resilience and can, according to the Japanese way, be used perfectly as a filling for a pillow. In addition to resilience, it also ensures good conduction of body heat.

Buckwheat harvest – Groats, husked buckwheat – Chaff, buckwheat husks

Unique features:

  • 100% Plant-based (vegan)
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Resilient
  • Retains its shape
  • Odorless
  • Ventilate / Cooling
  • Long lifespan

More about the benefits of sleeping on buckwheat chaff.



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