The Spice Trader Dill Seeds - 30g


Dill is an annual plant of the parsley and carrot family, and grows to a height of about 1 m. Its feathery, fern-like leaves are used as a herb and the seeds as a spice. Much of the commercial crop is used to obtain dill weed oil.

Native range  

Southern Russia, Western Asia, Eastern Mediterranean

Taste and aroma  

Dill seeds have a sweet and aromatic bouquet, similar to caraway due to the essential oil carvone. The taste is similar to anise with a touch of sharpness and lingering warmth.

Culinary uses  

Dill seeds are commonly used in pickling and to flavour vinegar. They are often added to bread and cakes in Scandinavian countries. In India, dill seeds and leaves are used in curry powders and masalas.


Dill seed will keep for up to 2 years if stored in an airtight container, but ground dill seed will not keep.