Dill Seed vs. Dill Weed

kriswrite(zone 8)September 21, 2011

I sent my husband to the store today to pick up a few things for canning pickled green beans. My recipe (in the new Ball book) calls for dill seed and that's what I've always used. But my hubby brought home dill WEED.

Can I use the dill weed? If so, will it change the flavor much?


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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

You can yes but it is a different measurement and will give a very different appearance since the weed floats and clings to everything and it will change the flavor. The best results would be to get the seed.


    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 10:55AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

And, the seed has more/stronger flavor than the weed, would mean adjusting the amount. While I like the weed for flavoring dips, salads (potato or pasta), it isn't altogether attractive floating in a liquid.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 11:39AM
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Don't know about the taste but I used dried dill weed for pickles when I didn't have anything else, and yes it floated and was a pain in the butt all around.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 11:37PM
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