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Dill Seeds


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Description

Dill seeds are derived from an annual herb, Dill, in the Celery family, Apiaceae. It is widely cultivated in Eurasia, where its leaves and seeds are used as a herb or spice for flavoring food.  The Major producers of Dill Seed are India, Pakistan, China, Hungary, and Egypt.

Description:

Dill Seed is a flat, oval, dark brown whole fruits of the Herb. They are very pungent and bitter and aromatic in taste and very light. The taste of the fruits is very similar to caraway. The seeds are smaller, flatter, and lighter than caraway and have a pleasant aromatic odor. They contain a volatile oil, which possesses stimulant, aromatic, medicinal, and herbal properties.

Storage:

Dill seeds can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Then, they will remain their flavor for about one year.

Uses:

Dill Seed is a spice with strong, slightly bitter, and aromatic flavor used in several cuisines around the globe, and particularly popular in Italian, Indian, and Middle Eastern cooking. They are widely used in northern Europe as an ingredient in pickling, seasoning, and flavoring bread, cheese, meats, and vegetables.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Prevents Insomnia
  • Promotes Digestion
  • Improve Bone Health
  • Relieves Arthritis
  • Cure Allergies
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Treat Diarrhea
  • Improve Oral care
  • Boost Immunity
  • Improve Vision
  • Improve Kidney Function
  • Protect Liver

Nutritional Value of Dill Seed:

Nutritional Value of Dill Seed contain per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                 305 kcal

Carbohydrates                   55.2 g

Fiber         21.1 g

Fat                                       14.5 g

Protein                                16 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                            53 IU

Vitamin C                           21 mg

Thiamin                              0.4 mg

Riboflavin                          0.3 mg

Niacin                                 2.8 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.3 mg

Folate                                  10 mcg

Minerals

Calcium                               1516 mg

Iron                                      16.3 mg

Magnesium                        256 mg

Manganese                        1.8 mg

Phosphorus                        277 mg

Potassium                          1186 mg

Sodium                               20 mg

Zinc                                     5.2 mg

Copper                               0.8 mg

Selenium                           12.1 mcg

Properties:

Shape:  Oval

Size:  4-5 mm

Color: Dark Brown

Taste:  Bitter

 

 

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