Dill is an herb with soft, feathery, fern-like leaves that are blue-green in colour. The leaves have a mildly sweet, anise-like flavour that pairs well with fish and salads. Buy online at BuyFruit.com.au.
Dill is an herb with soft, feathery, fern-like leaves that are blue-green in colour. The leaves have a mildly sweet, anise-like flavour that pairs well with fish and salads. Dill seeds can be eaten as well and have a slightly more bitter flavour than the leaves. The flavour of the seeds will complement light flavours, like cucumber, and is often used in dips, dressings and other creamy dishes. A sprig of dill also makes an attractive and lightly fragrant garnish.
Choose dill with blue-green leaves that are fresh-looking. Yellow leaves should be avoided, but it is fine to use leaves with a slightly wilted appearance since dill wilts shortly after picking. Store dill, wrapped in plastic, in the fridge for two days. For longer storage, dill leaves can be frozen inside ice cubes and used in recipes that require dill and water.
Did you know? Dill has some impressive health properties. It is a good source of calcium, which is important for preventing bone loss in aging and post-menopausal people. Dill has antibacterial and chemoprotective, or cancer fighting properties. It is also a good source of magnesium and dietary fibre.