Feather-soft leaves disguise dill’s tough stalks. While native to Southwest Asia and India, it was Egypt that first embraced the herb, with its popularity spreading to Northern Europe thanks to its close affinity with locally grown caraway.
Delicate leaves bursting with taste It has a flavor likened to the combination of anise, parsley, and celery with a mild lemon finish.
Dill’s nutritional properties are thought to be for those looking to improve their sleep or digestion without the use of chemicals or medication. Often championed as a herbal remedy for insomnia, the flavonoids and vitamin B complex that dill is rich in are believed to activate the secretion of certain enzymes and hormones that can have a calming effect. Dill is also high in calcium which promotes healthy teeth and bones — perfect for growing kids.
Whether you’re serving light appetizers or fragrant rice dishes, dill is the perfect herb for injecting rich flavour into even the simplest of hot or cold plates. Try adding generously to the boiled rice before serving or combine freshly cut dill with yoghurt and olive oil for an effortless dip.