Dill is an ancient herb that dates back to biblical times. A recipe that combines the popular cucumber with dill dates back to a recipe from 1640 by Joseph Cooper. The aromatic herb grows to 3ft tall with long feathery fronds and tiny yellow flowers. The flavor is that of a subtle anise.
Dill seed is not a good substitute for fresh dill weed because of the difference in flavor strength but it does depend on the recipe. See equivalents below if you wish to try substituting dill weed for dill seed.
Use our conversion calculator to convert fresh dill from grams to teaspoons, tablespoons, cups etc.