Nutritional benefits of dill microgreens
Like many herbs, dill microgreens have several nutrient properties that can aid healthy living. Dill plants contain vitamins A, C, E, K and B. They also contain calcium which is important for keeping bone strong and healthy in the body, and iron which prevents anemia from occurring. Other nutritional elements of dill include magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Being healthy is important to everyone, so maintaining a healthy diet is vital. Dill microgreens can form part of any such diet due to their health enhancing benefits.
- Help to reduce gas in the stomach;
- help to alleviate colic and hiccups;
- aid with getting rid of bad breath;
- help deal with water retention in the body;
- improve the working of the immune system;
- have powerful antioxidant properties;
- help neutralize carcinogens.
All of these benefits put together make dill a healthy plant to eat.
Taste and use of dill microgreens
The leaves of dill should always be used when they are as fresh as possible as this helps them to maintain the aroma which makes them so popular.
They are especially popular in the cuisine of northern Europe where dill is often added to sauces and marinades. It is often used to add flavour to fish or seafood dishes. In some countries dill sprinkled on boiled eggs is a favoured food.
Dill has a similar flavour to fennel, so it can be strong. If used wisely it can enhance the flavour of food without overpowering it. It helps in the creation of home-made meals that are appetizing in aroma and healthy to eat. This is what makes dill such a popular herb in the kitchen.