Dill
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The word Dill, itself, is actually used to describe the smell. The Seed is more pungent than the Herb.

The common parts that are used in foods are the leaf and the Seeds from the flowers.

Season

The best time to grow Dill is in the Winter. Planting Dill in the Winter, is a good lead time for the Herb to thrive in the warmer months to follow.

Availability

Dill is available all year long.

Purchasing

When buying fresh Dill, the leaves should be dark green with no yellow or brown spots.  Dried Dill leaves will be more faded, but should still retain a little green color.

Storage

Fresh Dill will last about 1-2 weeks refrigerated. It can also be wrapped in foil and plastic and frozen for several months with little loss of flavor.

Culinary Uses

The Seeds are mainly used in PicklesCheeses and Preservatives. The leaf is used in SaucesSeasoning dishes, Soups, and Salad Dressings. Dill can be purchased dry, but the leaf is not very pungent when used this way.

Portion Size

Allow 1 t of Fresh Dill per person.

Nutritional Value USDA
DILL WEED,FRSH
Amount Per 100g
Calories 43
%Daily Value*
 
1%
Total Fat 1g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
2%
Sodium 61mg
15%
Potassium 738mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes