Dill

 

Storage


The dill leaves wilt quickly upon harvesting, but this will not affect flavour.

Spritz whole stems lightly with a fine spray of water, wrap loosely in paper towels, and place in a plastic bag. Store in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator. It should last up to a week and perhaps even longer.

Freezing

Fresh dill sprigs can be frozen for up to two months, but be prepared for it to darken a bit in colour. No need to thaw it before using. Frozen dill weed will still have more flavour than dried dill.


Nutrition


Dill contains no cholesterol and is low in calories. However, it contains many anti-oxidants, vitamins like niacin, pyridoxine etc, and dietary fibres which help to control blood cholesterol levels.It is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A, ß-carotene, vitamin-C that are essential for optimum metabolism inside the body. The essential oil, Eugenol in the dill has been in therapeutic usage as local anesthetic and anti-septic. Eugenol has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics. (Further studies required to establish role.)

Varieties we grow:

Goldkrone




History

Dill derives from the Old Norse word dilla meaning soothe, calm or lull.
Considered by the Romans to be a sign of luck and by the ancient Greeks a sign of wealth, dill was also used by the ancients as protection against witchcraft and as a love potion ingredient.

It was believed that the dried seed heads hung in the home, over doorways, and above cradles symbolised love and provided protection.

Should an evil witch appear on the scene, pour them a cup of dill tea, which is said to rob them of their will to harm. Infuse it in wine and passion is enhanced. Wow...


Recipes


- Combine dill weed with plain yogurt and chopped cucumber for a delicious cooling dip.

- Use dill when cooking fish, especially salmon and trout, as the flavours complement one another very well.

- Use dill weed as a garnish for sandwiches.

- Since 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.

- Add dill to your favourite egg salad recipe.

  1. -Add to lettuce salads

8 Recipes To Use Up a Bunch of Dill