Bulk Dill Seed Whole

Anethum graveolens
Dill seed, whole image
[ 467 ]Anethum graveolens

Dill Seed Whole

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Dill is a tall, flowering plant in the carrot family that is known for its flavorful foliage and seed. What we call dill "seed" is actually the flat, brown fruits of dill weed and you can buy dill seeds online here at Herbco. We offer two size options where you can buy dill seed by the pound or quarter pound.

Similar to caraway in flavor, dill seed is widely used in northern Europe. Bulk dill seed is a common ingredient in pickling seasoning and to flavor breads, cheese, meats and vegetables, especially potatoes and cabbage.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsCalcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, zinc, Vitamin A. Amino acids, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine
plant part usedfruit of the dill plant, known as seed

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dark cabinet in an airtight container.
appearance & aromaFlat, oval seeds with a pleasant aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in water for use in topical preparations.
culinaryAdd to breads, cruciferous vegetables, soups, stews, braised meats and pickled foods. The seed can also be used to prepare tea.
aromaticUse in potpourri blends and in herbal pillows.

formulas & recipes

dill seed

Dilly of a Dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill weed
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small glass or ceramic bowl. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight, if possible.

flavor profile

dill seed

Dill seeds are aromatic and taste similar to caraway in flavor but with a lighter flavor faintly reminiscent of dill weed. Dill seed goes well with acidic foods, carrots, cucumbers, beets, cauliflower and legumes. It is a staple in eastern European cuisine, where it is used to flavor breads, vegetables, braised meats and soups, such as the classic Russian cabbage-based soup called

what else you should know

dill seed


Dill is packed with flavonoids, which have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies have also shown that dill can be used to help manage diabetes. Dill goes well with fish and eggs, which are safe for people with diabetes to eat. Using dill and other herbs to flavor food can be a good alternative to sweeter, processed flavorings.

Additional Details

A hardy annual, native to the Mediterranean and southern Russia, dill can grow to a height of 5 feet. Slender stems have alternate, finely divided, delicate leaves 10-20 cm long. The fully expressed leaf divisions measure 1-2 mm. Flowers are white to yellow, with small umbels 2-9 cm in diameter. The fruit (seeds) are 4-5 mm in length, 1 mm thick, straight to slightly curved with a longitudinally ridged surface. That which is commonly referred to as seed is actually the flat fruit of the plant. They have a slightly bitter taste. One ounce may consist of as many as 25,000 seeds.

Although the plant is originally native to Asia and the Mediterranean, it is now naturalized in other parts of the world, including North America.

The flat, oval-shaped seeds resemble caraway in taste and are used in much the same way in the same types of foods. It is a staple in eastern European cuisine, where it is used to flavor breads, vegetables, braised meats and soups.


The earliest archaeological evidence of its cultivation is during the late Neolithic period. The plant was discovered in the tomb of Amenhotep II in Egypt and in Roman ruins in Britain. Recorded use is consistent from the time of the Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Dill's use is also evidenced in the writings of Dioscorides, as Anethon, and of Pliny. Teachings of the Talmud/Shas are interpreted to require all things of the plant.

The English common name origin is associated with the Ancient Norse word dilla and, also, with the Anglo-Saxon word dylle.

Pillows of fragrant, dried herb were placed in cradles to lull babies to sleep.

In Earth religions it was and is used for its magical properties to prevent mischievous witchcraft. A pouch of dried dill was worn over the heart to protect and to clear the mind; To confer blessings it was placed in the home and kitchen.

In the Middle Ages dill was prized for protection. It was infused in wine for increasing passion.  Dill seed is naturally high in mineral salts. Used after eating as a breath freshener. Dill seed has many culinary uses including spreads and salads (tuna, mock-tuna, potato), vegetables, soups, stews, and in pickling mixes, etc.

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