Fresh dill is a delicious and vibrant herb, commonly used in meat, dip, and salad dishes. It provides a wonderfully fresh flavor and a bright pop of green. But did you know that fresh dill also offers many health benefits? This post from Leanne outlines the many benefits of fresh dill and will motivate you to use it in your cooking even more!
“Fresh dill is one of my very favorite herbs. It just tastes like summer to me. Maybe that goes back to the taste of a dill pickle sliced onto a grilled hamburger!
I love the look of dill’s wispy green leaves and its sweet soft taste. I chop dill into salads and dressings and over fish. Dill is delicious in plain yogurt with some chopped cucumber for a summertime dip or chopped into egg salad.
It just so happens that dill has more going for it than taste alone. Dill is also a nutritional powerhouse.
Dill’s Nutritional Benefits
Dill is high in Vitamin A, calcium, dietary fiber, magnesium, iron and manganese. Dill also contains two types of healing components (flavonoids and monoterpenes),which give dill some unique health benefits.
Cancer protection. Dill contains special oils that allow it to neutralize certain types of carcinogens, including those found in charcoal grill smoke, cigarette smoke and smoke produced by garbage incinerators. For this reason, dill makes a great addition to a marinade for foods you’re putting on the grill.”