Dill weed wilts quickly. If you want to store fresh dill in the refrigerator, it lasts longer in the absence of excessive moisture. So, if possible, avoid washing the dill weed before storing it.
Dill is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Niacin, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
- Known as the pickle herb, dill is a staple ingredient for pickling carrots, beetroot and cucumber, among other vegetables.
- A tea made from a tablespoon of dill seed can help cure indigestion and treat hiccups.
- It has also been used successfully to treat colic (at 1/3 concentration) and to stimulate milk production in lactating women.
- Save any remainder and soak your fingers in it to help strengthen your nails.