Brand: Naturevibe Botanicals
- Dill weed is a unique perennial herb with pleasant anise-like flavor. Its sprigs (leaves), as well as seeds, are employed as a seasoning in various cuisines worldwide. Dill is the member of the Umbelliferae family, a large group of flowering herbs and spices that also includes caraway, parsley, cumin, fennel, etc. Botanically, dill belongs to the family of Apiaceae, in the genus: Anethum, and scientifically named as Anethumgraveolens.
- Dill is native to southern Russia, western Africa and the Mediterranean region. The seeds are stronger and more flavorful than the leaves and are most commonly associated with the cuisines of Scandinavia and Germany. Its green leaves are wispy and fernlike and have a soft, sweet taste.
- 100% Dill. Dill herb has been used in the preparation of many popular dishes in Mediterranean and European cuisine since ancient times.
- Along with other spicy items, it is being used to enhance the flavor and taste of vegetables, chicken, fish and meat dishes, also been used in the preparation of soups, and sauces, Freshly chopped and sautéed dill is a great addition to green salads and used in pickling as well as in spicy dishes.
- Dill’s name comes from the Old Norse word dilla which means “to lull.”Dried dill seeds are light brown in color and oval in shape, featuring one flat side and one convex ridged side. The seeds are similar in taste to caraway, featuring a flavor that is aromatic, sweet and citrusy, but also slightly bitter.
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Details: ►Dill is native to Mediterranean and Eastern-European regions. Just like in cilantro, it too requires warm summer climates with well-drained fertile soil to flourish. It grows 1 to 2 feet in height and features dark-green leaves (sprigs) that are wispy and fernlike, have a soft texture with rich, pleasant anise aroma and sweet taste.
► Dill seeds, used as condiment spice, are similar in taste and appearance to “caraway seeds.” They feature light brown color, oval shape with vertical ridges and flavor that is aromatic, sweet, and citrus, but also slight bitterly.
►Fresh dill over the dried form of the herb since it is superior in its delicate fragrant flavor. The leaves of fresh dill should look feathery and green in color. Dill leaves that are a little wilted are still acceptable since they usually droop very quickly after being picked.
►One cup of fresh dill sprigs contains about: 4 calories, 0.6 gram carbohydrates, 0.3 gram protein, 0.1 gram fat, 0.2 gram fiber, 675 IU vitamin A (14 percent DV), 7.4 milligrams vitamin C (12 percent DV)
►Some quick idea: Combine dill weed with plain yogurt and chopped cucumber for a delicious cooling dip, when cooking fish, especially salmon and trout, as the flavors complement one another very well, garnishing for sandwiches, dill seeds were traditionally used to soothe the stomach after meals, place some seeds in a small dish and place it on the dinner table for all to enjoy.
►Used for making those dill pickles that are commonly placed on grilled burgers and sandwiches. Dill seed, dill weed oil and fresh dill are the typical forms of dill and are often used by the food industry for added flavor in baked goods, snacks, condiments and meat products, and as ingredient in liqueurs. The fragrance industry has even taken advantage of dill by using it to produce soaps, perfumes, detergents, creams and lotions.