Crunch, crunch, crunch. You may be familiar with these sounds when you bite into a delicious pickle. You might even start to think about eating a pickle with your next sandwich. You might not have realized it, but the main flavor you are tasting when eating a pickle is the flavor of dill. Dill is an annual herb in the celery family and can be used in other recipes such as soups, stews, bread, and vegetable dishes. They can also be used in salad dressing.
Dill contains several nutrients that include vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, folate, and iron. It also contains calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, and zinc. Here we thought that dill was just about flavor. It is in fact, good for us as well. One tablespoon or about 6.6 grams of dill (seeds) provides about 8 percent calcium, 6 percent iron, and up to 5 percent of magnesium, manganese, potassium, and phosphorus.
Packed with antioxidant properties, dill can help reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. It may also protect from heart, liver, kidney, and brain diseases. For those who suffer from chronically high blood sugar levels can also benefit from consuming dill as it may provide blood sugar-lowering effects.
The Best That Nature Has To Offer
You are probably now looking to buy dill seeds in bulk for all the recipes you are going to make. I don't blame you, I have about a pound of them now. When you do buy in bulk, make sure to buy these certified organic and non GMO dill seeds to get the best that nature has to offer.