Organic Dill Weed
Floaty and ethereal, our Organic Dill Weed greets the nose with an earthy smell that fuses lemon and caraway, with a deeply vegetal core. Its flavor is not sharp, but it can be assertive. Organic Dill Weed begins with a clean and breezy herbal grassiness, with citrus flavors that dance on the top notes and a little bit of licorice tucked in the back. The flavor of Organic Dill Weed expresses itself up front, but has no bitter aftertaste and does not linger on the palate. It has an essential oil content of approximately 2% by weight.
Dill has been a valuable herb for about 5000 years; it was first written about by the Egyptians in 3000 BCE. Indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean region encompassing Greece and Turkey, dill was originally called anethum, recognizing its close relationship to anise, called anisum. It evolved as it made its way along the Mediterranean and up through Europe. Our modern word, dill, comes from the Old Norse word dylla, which means “to soothe”. Scandinavian women would often use dill as a remedy for colicky babies and for issues of adult digestion, but there is no modern medical evidence to support those tales today.
Tips From Our Kitchen
Organic Dill Weed’s flavor is easily diminished with heat, so it’s best to add this herb at the end of cooking time. It is a natural with lemony baked fish and goes wonderfully with potatoes, so add to potato salad or to latkes. Mix with yogurt and cucumber for a traditional Greek tzatziki sauce. It’s a standard ingredient in borscht, but you could deconstruct the borscht for a beet salad with dill vinaigrette. We also offer Organic Dill Seed if you’re looking for a sturdier dill that you can add at the beginning of cooking, for soups and braises.
Our Organic Dill Weed is cultivated in Egypt.
This product is certified kosher.
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Serving Size1 tsp
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