Dill originated in the Southern Mediterranean region as early as 3, 000 BC. Dill was a popular herb for its medicinal properties and promoted digestion and soothed the stomachs of Assyrians and later Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, and eventually northern Europeans. Dill is still widely used in flavouring for breads, sauces, soups, potatoes and pickles.
Dill has a faint, almost similar scent of aniseed. The herb, especially when fresh, has a much sweeter fragrance than dried fruits. Dill leaves a wonderful aroma.
Dill is very similar to that of caraway, but has a tangy, grassy flavour to it along with a hint of lemon, pine and fennel.
Dill is usually given as dillwater which is thought to aid in children’s flatulence or disordered digestion. Dills main purpose is for calming the digestive system. The essential oil found in Dill assists in relieving intestinal spasms and griping. If you suffer from a cold dill is a fantastic cure as it is often added to cold and flu remedies.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Add dill to New York style smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel or use dill to add flavour to dishes that feature egg, potato and fish, such as gravlax.
Gourmet Garden Dill
Gourmet Garden Dill is a great solution for keeping your herbs fresh and tasty for months. Dill can be a fickle herb to work with but Gourmet Garden has taken the hassle out of preparing dill as it comes in handy tubes making it easier to cook with. Additionally, our dill is now organically grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Gourmet Garden Dill is also great value with the equivalent of 2 fresh bunches of dill in each tube.
Find Gourmet Garden Dill in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.For more information, click here to download a Dill fact sheet