Organic dill weed with a delicate flavor for enhancing dressings, dips, gravies and sauces.
Dill weed is dried by laying the whole plant on vented racks inside a drier unit, at a 30 degree angle. The rack's vented surface and angle of placement allows air to circulate freely through the plant material. Heated air (not exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit) is circulated through the drier, while a dehumidifier removes moisture. It is necessary to expose the plants to both a heat source and a dehumidifier to prevent them from molding or decomposing in their own moisture. The plant material remains in the drier until a moisture level of approximately 8% is reached. After drying, the leaf and stem is separated from the dill tops.
Aromatic dill weed is more delicately flavored than the seed from the same plant. It enhances rather than dominates and is delicious in salads, sauces, light gravies, and with fish and grains.
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