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Dill Weed 1/2 Oz. (Anathum graveolens)

Dill Weed 1/2 Oz. (Anathum graveolens)

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One half ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

Dill Weed (Anethum graveolens), is a member of the Apiaceae family, alongside celery, parsley, and fennel. Evidence suggests dill originated in the Mediterranean, West Asia, and Eastern Europe. Historical records show its use dates to ancient Egyptians, who employed it for medicinal and culinary purposes. Dill fronds and seeds were even found in the tombs of Pharaohs! Over time, dill spread throughout Europe and beyond, becoming a staple herb across the globe.

Dill has a long history of medicinal uses in various cultures. Traditionally, dill has also been used to ease coughs, soothe menstrual cramps, and freshen breath.

Culinary uses are where dill truly shines. The feathery fronds boast a bright, citrusy flavor with hints of anise and licorice. Fresh dill is best enjoyed soon after harvest, as its flavor tends to diminish with drying. It adds a delightful touch to fish, potatoes, dips, and sauces. Dill pickles, perhaps the most iconic use of dill, wouldn't be the same without the unique flavor dill seeds impart during the brining process. From gracing European gravlax to starring in Indian chutneys, dill's versatility has secured its place on kitchen shelves worldwide.

Dill has also found its way into the realm of magic and folklore. In the Middle Ages, dill was believed to offer protection against witchcraft. Some cultures associated dill with wealth and prosperity, using it in charms and spells to attract good fortune. Its calming properties also led some to use dill to ward off nightmares and promote restful sleep.

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