Despite its name, buckwheat (Fagopyrum exulentum) is not a cereal grain but rather a fruit related to rhubarb. It is a broadleaved plant, which is primarily grown commercially in eastern Europe and North America. The dried fruit of the buckwheat is mechanically separated from the hull and marketed as whole buckwheat, cracked (groats), or a ground flour. It is a highly nutritious food.
Buckwheat hulls provide a beneficial, breathable garden mulch, but further processing is necessary for "pillow-grade" hulls. After milling, these hulls must be cleaned with air and sifted to remove dust and debris. In this form, buckwheat hulls have been used as pillow fill for The slightly curved shape of the hull segments tend to interlock when used in the thousands as a pillow fill. This property creates a pillow which will retain any shape formed by the hand or head.
Millet hulls are separated from the millet grain (Panicum miliceum). Millet is a traditional, staple food in many human cultures, but is easily recognized in North America as bird seed. Millet hulls have been used for hundreds of years in Europe as a natural pillow filling. The tiny spherical millet hulls create a pillow fill which is soft, smooth and quiet. They provide stable support in a firm pillow.
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