Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual herb in the celery family Apiaceae. It is the sole species …. Dill seed, having a flavor similar to caraway but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed, is used as a spice.
The Vikings cultivated a plant they called “dilla,” or “soothing,” as a remedy for colic in babies. The easy-to-grow dill weed has become an essential ingredient in cuisines around the world.
Did you know: “Dill seed” actually isn’t seed but the flat, oval, dark brown whole fruits of the herb. The term “dill weed” refers to the green leaves (and sometimes stems) of the plant. Dill seed and dill weed have different chemical compositions, different uses in cooking, and different applications in herbal healing.