This is Buckwheat— a highly nutritious superfood!
Buckwheat is a good source of protein, fiber, and energy from carbohydrates. Although it is a whole grain, it has no gluten and is safe for those who are intolerant or allergic.
Buckwheat can boost heart health, improve digestion, help manage weight and even glucose levels which is helpful to those with diabetes.
Buckwheat hulls (now available to purchase online) are also known to be used in pillows as a natural alternative to cotton, latex, or down. These pillows are helpful for those who have allergies to other materials or require more neck and spine support when sleeping! Buckwheat pillows are a great way to maintain and promote proper spinal alignment!