Updated January 10th, 2022
Dill is often referred to as Dill Weed. All parts of the umbrella-leaved dill plant are flavorful. The mildly flavored leaves are a pleasant addition to many salads, vegetable dishes, potatoes and fish dishes.
Dill seeds are stronger and are frequently used in making pickles, salad dressing and strong flavored vegetable or meat dishes. Occasionally they may be substituted for caraway seeds in some breads such as rye.
Drying diminishes the pleasant dill flavor so to preserve as much of it as possible, package well and store in a cool dark place.
When Dill is dried, it's classified as a spice and no longer an Herb. As with all spices, Dill should be stored in small airtight containers. Keep spices in a cool, dark place, as heat, moisture and sunlight will reduce their flavor.
See recipes using Dill