What Are Buckwheat Hulls

Buckwheat hulls come from flowers

 

The fill for these groundbreaking wheelchair cushions is made entirely of buckwheat hulls.

Buckwheat hulls are simply the hulls of the buckwheat plant, which is a healthy grain that comes from the buckwheat flower. These hulls protect the buckwheat inside, offering outer shielding. 

These hulls have many health benefits across a variety of business sectors.

They are widely used in cosmetics, for example, as a natural coloring that doesn’t require any chemicals or unnatural dyes.

Buckwheat itself is a healthy grain that can be used in a variety of foods such as cereal.

Even the flowers are used as their nectar is incorporated into the production of dark colored honey.

At the same time, just like not all buckwheat is the same, not all the hulls are the same either. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be used for different purposes like bed pillows, which use primarily flat hulls.

Our hulls are different.

To be considered for use in one of our wheelchair cushions, our hulls go through a selective process that involves sifting and cleaning. The result is a fill that is only made of hulls with a unique pyramid shape.

Why this shape? The pyramid shaped hulls provide the perfect balance between firmness and flexibility. This allows air to flow through the hulls, keeping the entire filling cool and dry, no matter how long you sit. 

Now, just like the Buddhist monks who used buckwheat hulls to make ‘zafus’-cushions to sit on during long periods of meditation, you can enjoy the health benefits of cushion with buckwheat hulls as fill.