What Is Dill and How Is It Used?
Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family. Dill is grown widely in Eurasia where its leaves and seeds are used as a herb or spice for flavouring food.
Fresh and dried dill leaves are widely used as herbs in Europe and central Asia. Like caraway, the fernlike leaves of dill are aromatic and are used to flavor many foods such as fish dishes, borscht, and other soups, as well as pickles (where the dill flower is sometimes used). Dill is best when used fresh, as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried, however, freeze-dried dill leaves retain their flavor relatively well for a few months.