Dill seeds have a pungent, slightly sharp flavor. They resemble caraway in aroma and anise in taste. Dills seeds are commonly used in meat stews, bread, pickles, fish and seafood dishes.
The whole plant with young, immature seeds is known as dill weed. Dill seed is the dried ripe fruits of the plant. Dill weed has a different flavor and does not substitute well for dill seed.
In addition to culinary uses, dill seeds are often used for medicinal purposes. Herbalists today use dill for flatulence, colic, and halitosis. It is also used in combination with other herbs for cough, common cold and influenza. Dill alone as a tea is also used for colic. Dill seed is considered in Chinese medicine to have invigorating properties and is believed to benefit the spleen, kidney and stomach.
Make sure to store in a cool, dark location for best freshness.
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail