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Dill Weed

Frontier Dill Weed Flakes ORGANIC 0.50 oz pouch Frontier Dill Weed Flakes ORGANIC 0.50 oz pouch (Anethum graveolens)
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Frontier Dill Weed Flakes ORGANIC 0.50 oz pouch
Frontier Dill Weed Flakes ORGANIC 0.50 oz pouch
Size: 0.50 oz
Price: $3.29
Botanical Name: Anethum graveolens L.
Product Notes: A delicately-flavored, aromatic spice for enhancing dressings, dips and fish dishes.
Origin: Israel/Germany
Processing Notes: Dill weed is dried by laying the whole plant on vented racks inside a drier unit, at a 30 degree angle. The rack's vented surface and angle of placement allows air to circulate freely through the plant material. Heated air (not exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit) is circulated through the drier, while a dehumidifier removes moisture. It is necessary to expose the plants to both a heat source and a dehumidifier to prevent them from molding or decomposing in their own moisture. The plant material remains in the drier until a moisture level of approximately 8% is reached. After drying, the leaf and stem is separated from the dill tops.
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 tsp(0.3g)
Servings 47
 
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Calories 0
Total Fat 0g0%
    Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Protein 0g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

There are no declarable nutrients in 1/4 tsp. serving.
Common Name: Dill Weed
Bar Code: 0-89836-22026-4
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Aromatic dill weed is more delicately flavored than the seed from the same plant. It enhances rather than dominates and is delicious in salads, sauces, light gravies, and with fish and grains.

Botanical name: Anethum graveolens L.

Dill is a dual-seasoning plant--the ripened fruits are the pungent, aromatic dill seed, while the leafy tops provide us with the more delicate dill weed. This attractive plant belongs to the Umbelliferae family, and comes from two species of the genus Anethum -- Anethum graveolen and Anethum sowa. The two species are very similar and are considered interchangeable for most purposes.

dillDill is a graceful annual, with a long, single taproot. The plant produces tiny yellow flowers that ripen into seeds. These tiny, light brown, oval seeds are less than 1 /3 inch long and 1 /8 inch wide--it takes over 10,000 of them to yield one ounce! Dill's essential oil--the volatile essence responsible for most of the flavor and aroma of the spice--resides mostly in its seeds. After harvesting and drying, dill seed is usually "dewhiskered" before shipping. This involves the mechanical removal of the small hair-like strand at one end of the seed. For over 400 years, dill's claim to fame has been the dill pickle. Of course, this plant's seeds--and leafy tops--make other culinary contributions, too. Dill's common name is derived from the Old Norse word dill, which means "to lull." Dill water, in fact, has often been used to induce sleep in babies. The Egyptians buried dill with their dead to protect against hunger in the afterlife, while Romans and Greeks hung yellow dill flowers--commonly grown in their gardens--in their banquet halls, and used them to crown heroes. Dill is referred to in Virgil's writings ("a pleasant and fragrant plant"), and mentioned in the Bible, along with mint and cumin, as a tithe.

In the Middle Ages, dill was considered both a food and a powerful addition to magic potions, where it served to protect homes and individuals (who wore it around their necks) against spells and "the evil eye." Dill weed is dried by laying the whole plant on vented racks inside a drier unit, at a 30 degree angle. The rack's vented surface and angle of placement allows air to circulate freely through the plant material. Heated air (not exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit) is circulated through the drier, while a dehumidifier removes moisture. It is necessary to expose the plants to both a heat source and a dehumidifier to prevent them from molding or decomposing in their own moisture. The plant material remains in the drier until a moisture level of approximately 8% is reached. After drying, the leaf and stem is separated from the dill tops.

Directions: Dill is best when added at the end of cooking, or in recipes that require little or no cooking, because the longer you cook it, the weaker its flavor. For that reason, dill weed is successfully used in quick-cooking sauces, salads and dressings, while dill seed is suitable for dishes that require longer cooking.

Dill WeedSuggested Uses:
Dill's flavor has been described as a mix of anise, parsley and celery, its aroma as a combination of citrus, fennel and mint. The color and more delicate flavor of dill weed enhance rather than dominate a dish.

While dill's claim to fame is the dill pickle, it's also excellent with fish, and in salads (potato, coleslaw, macaroni) and salad dressings, dips, sauces and gravies, cottage or cream cheese, breads, soups, and egg, bean, chicken, grain and meat dishes.

Also try it in sweets like cakes, pastries and apple pie and with vegetables like beets, cabbage (especially sauerkraut), avocado, eggplant, parsnips, pumpkin, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, potatoes, green beans and tomatoes.

Blend 1 to 2 tablespoons of dill weed with softened cream cheese to create a tasty dip.

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