Took a while to decide what fruit/vegetable to write! Turns out there’s very few limited choices..From dragon fruit to dates to dill (although that is more of a herb!) 😉 So onto day 4 of the challenge =D
I never really used dill much in cooking until last year. Before then the only time I recall eating dill was in the delicious lemon and dill sauce made by Praise. Perfect on fish or potato & egg salad! Needless to say when the sauce was cancelled, I was stuck! Seeing as I hardly and never make sauces from scratch the flavour seemed to inevitably dissappear.
Till Mum came home with fresh dill & the kick off the aioli craze! Mix the two together and squeeze lemon and it almost tastes the same!
Dill is a pretty humble versatile herb simply because:
😉 It also adds a different sense of flavour with chicken and beef.
😉 An extra special pasta sauce addition (doesn’t always have to be pesto!)
😉 Beyond the flavour enhancements, nutritionally it is filled with hidden goodness. In short…
😉 Free radical aka cancer fighting properties.
😉 Fights against your body’s exposure to any type of smoke from cigarettes & charcoal grilled smoke.
😉 Surprise hidden source of calcium! Goodbye bone problems 😉
😉 Anti bacteria fighter & insomnia cure hence the name derived from Norse old word dilla meaning to lull.
All fun facts found from World’s Healthiest Foods.
Stock up on the humble dill today! 😉