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Dill Seeds.

A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food. 

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Dill Seeds.​

Botanical Name

Anethum graveolens L.

Common Name

Dill seeds

introduction

Dill seeds are used, both whole and ground, as a condiment in soups, salads, processed meats, sausages, spicy table sauces, sauerkraut and particularly in dill pickling.In taste dill seeds are sweet and aromatic, an intermediate between anise and caraway. It is also used on cakes and breads, particularly in rye breads. It should be used sparingly as the flavour grows. Its flavour works well in sour cream and yogurt sauces. Ground dill seed is an ingredient of seasonings. The dried seeds keep indefinitely when kept out of sunlight in an airtight container. Dill water is considered to be an aromatic carminative especially useful in relieving flatulence, colic and hiccups in infants and children. Dill, as a medicine, has been used as a digestive herb, to relieve gas and to induce sleep. Its use has also been claimed to improve vitality and brain power. Dill water, made from the Dill seeds, is used to soothe babies.

Cultivation

 European countries, the USA and Canada, India, Pakistan, and Japan, and grows wild in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

ORIGIN
Central Asia
VARIETIES
Dark Green

About

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the only species in the genus Anethum. Dill is grown widely in Eurasia where its leaves and seeds are used as a herb .

Uses for dill include treatment of fever and colds, cough, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, infections, spasms, nerve pain, genital ulcers, menstrual cramps, and sleep disorders. Dill seed is sometimes applied to the mouth and throat for pain and swelling (inflammation). In foods, dill is used as a culinary spice.

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