Dill

By. Sutton Forsythe

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Dill's History

Dill originally grew wild in Southern Europe thru Western Asia. Dill was used by Ancient Greeks and Romans as far back as to 400 BC.

Botanical Information/ Common Uses

The part of the dill weed that is used to produce the herb dill is the leaves. The leaves are dried and used as a common herb in many foods.


Dill is mainly found in Mediterranean cooking, but can also be found sauerkraut, lemon sauces, yogurts, sour cream, and in many salad dressings. Dill can also be used to make pickled cucumbers.


Dill is normally used is savory dishes. Dill is also most commonly used dried.

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Recipes using dill


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped shallots
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 12 ounces spinach leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Health Benefits

  • Ability to boost digestive health
  • Provide relief from insomnia, hiccups, diarrhea, dysentery, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders, and cancer.
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Protects against bone degradation.

Interesting Facts

  • Dill water is given to fussy babies as a digestive aid and soothing medicine.
  • It is one of few plants that provide a herb and a spice, dill weed and dill seed.
  • Has been though to help protect against arthritis.