Dill Herb (Dried) – Certified Organic
£1.30 – £19.20
Dried Organic Dill Herb
Product of: Turkey
Pack Size (Nett Weight): 50g / 100g / 250g / 500g
Like so many other food- or medicine-based plants, dill originated in the Mediterranean region, specifically southern Russia and West Africa. An annual in the carrot family, dill has a feathery, wispy appearance that makes it a lovely addition to any garden, especially the herb portion. The piquant fragrance it exudes hints at the flavour it provides.
Dill is one of those versatile herbs that go well in a wide array of dishes. Any soup is better with it, scrambled eggs take on a whole new persona, and mashed potatoes gain a savoury warmth. Fish is enhanced, as is any type of poultry. Of course, pickles wouldn’t be pickles without a liberal sprinkling of dill seeds. Egg salad, tuna salad, cream cheese, creamed cucumber and onions… The list is long when considering all the dishes dill has the capacity to transform.
“How long do dried herbs last?”
Depends on both the type of herb and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored herbs, do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.
As a general rule, whole dried herbs (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare herbs, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.
Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your herbs:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.