Spices, dill seed

Fun Facts

  1. Dill is an important culinary herb that is used for its seeds and leaves. Dill originally grew wild in Southern Europe thru Western Asia.
  2. Dill is a popular culinary herb used in Greece, Scandinavia, Germany, Central Europe, Russia, the Balkans and Romania.
  3. References to the fresh herb can be found in the writings of Roman naturalists, English clergy and German literary works in the 11th century.
  4. Dill is a member of the parsley family with light green feathery thread-like leaves. Looks a lot like fennel but only reaching 3’ in height.
  5. Dill is not a common herb in Mediterranean cooking. It is known as a spice used in pickled cucumbers. In the United States we know them as dill pickles.
  6. Dill leaves can be quick frozen for later use. The seeds are very tiny and therefore can be used as a condiment like pepper.

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