Rich in antioxidants and a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin A, dill may have several benefits for health, including protection against heart disease and cancer.
Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an herb that’s found throughout European and Asian cuisines. Also called dill weed, the plant has slender stems with alternating soft leaves and brown, flat, oval seeds. While the leaves have a sweet, grassy flavor, dill seeds are more aromatic, with a slight citrus flavor that’s similar to caraway seeds. As herb and spice, dill is commonly used to elevate the flavor of various dishes. It’s often paired with salmon, potatoes, and yogurt-based sauces. In addition to culinary uses, dill is rich in several nutrients and has traditionally been used to treat various ailments, including digestive issues, colic in infants, and bad breath.
Potential benefits of dill Seeds:
- Rich in antioxidants
- May benefit heart health
- May help lower blood sugar levels
- May have anticancer properties
- Antibacterial properties
- Bone health
- Menstrual cramps