Import Dill from Turkey
Today, dill evokes dill pickles and potato salad images, but it has been used in cuisines throughout Europe and Asia for millennia. Dill's elegant leaves are known as the dill weed herb, while dill seed is a spice. Fresh dill is in season in the spring and early summer, although it is frequently produced in Turkey and is thus accessible all year.
Ways to Consume
The green leaves of this plant (Anethum graveolens) are used to form the dill weed herb, while the flat, oval fruits are used to make the dill seed spice. It's an annual herb related to celery that replants and spreads widely, which is helpful to know if you want to plant it in your yard. Dill seeds are used as a condiment, for example, in pickles. Dill weed, like chervil, is delicate and goes great with eggs or salads.
Because it has such a distinct flavor, a tiny quantity of dill may go a long way, making it ideal for use as a garnish. Dill leaves have a wonderful feathery texture, and a single sprig of dill may provide a distinct scent to a meal. Dill is also delicious in salads and, along with buttermilk, is a significant component in giving homemade ranch dressing its characteristic flavor.
Health Benefits of Dill
Fresh dill sprigs are naturally high in vitamins A, C, D, riboflavin, manganese, folate, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and dietary fibers. As a result of being rich in these nutrients and antioxidants, dill leaves not only protect cells from free radical damage but also promote healthy vision, improve skin, boost immune functions, treat digestive issues, treat sleep problems, fortify bone health, relieve respiratory infections, regulate hormonal balance, and improve reproductive health.