Dill seed is the dried tiny fruit of the annual herb Anethum graveolens. Has a clean odor, both pungent and pleasantly aromatic. The seed is harvested by cutting the flower heads off the stalks when the seed is beginning to ripen. The seed heads are placed upside down in a paper bag and left in a warm dry place for a week. The seeds then separate from the stems easily for storage in an airtight container. Dill seed is used as a spice, with a flavor somewhat similar to caraway but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed. Dill seeds were traditionally used to soothe the stomach after meals.
Ground dill seed can be added to pickling or cooking. Use to season vinaigrettes, sauces, soups, pasta and potato salads.
1.3 oz. & 3.7 oz.