Dill

Dill has a mild, bitter-sweet note. Two different herbs can be produced from the plant. There are “dill tips” made from the finely chopped, dried shoots and leaves, and “dill weed” from the dark green fully grown parts of the plant.

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Dill

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Cultivation & harvest

The aromatic herb is planted in nutrient-rich, loose and water-permeable soil. A sunny location promotes both the growth and the formation of the essential oils of dill.

Use

Dill weed is perfect for using to preserve vegetables. The dill tips are ideal as a seasoning for sauces and dips.

Storage

The dill herb can be stored by different methods. If the herb is wrapped in beeswax cloth or alternatively packed in a sealable jar, it can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Another option is storage by freezing. For this purpose, the finely chopped dill is frozen in a freezer bag or an alternative storage tin and can thus be used at any time for seasoning dishes.
In addition, drying is an option. For this purpose, bunches of the dill herb are tied, which are then hung upside down in a dry, dark and warm room until they have reached the desired drying state.