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Dill Seeds

In Norse, "dill" means "to lull". Dill tea is believed to cure insomnia.

The seed is'light brown, winged and oval, with one side flat having two ridges. The other side is convex with three ridges and three oil channels. The leaves and stalks are aromatic and are used fresh or for pickling.

Whole dill seeds has a somewhat sweet aroma but is slightly bitter in taste. The seeds contain carvone as an essential oil. Dill is considered a carminative.

It is an erect umbelliferous, hardy annual plant, growing to about 3 feet. The leaves are feathery and fernlike. Yellow flower bunches top the plant.

Dill From Grover
whole dill seeds supplied by Grover is grown in sunny locations in deep and well-drained soils, mostly fertile and sandy loam, and fertilized using organic manure. The soil is kept slightly acidic to encourage better growth.

Growing plants are watered regularly during the dry season. Unlike most other plants, dill needs protection from the wind. The top heavy hollow stalks, heavy with seeds can be easily knocked over by strong winds. Farmers ensure sufficient protection for the plants, without blocking the sunlight.

Dill seeds are collected when they have completely ripened on the stem and have turned brown. The harvested seeds are spread out on a mat and sun dried before storage. The duration of exposure to sun is carefully monitored as this affects the flavor.

Product description :
Dill is the dried fruit of the herb Nethum Graveolens. Dill seed is oval shaped, soft and fluffy and. Dill seeds have been used since ancient times by the Romans as a stimulant for gladiators. Today it is widely used in pickling and in German, Russian, Scandinavian and Indian dishes, salad dressing, soup and in the preparation of cottage cheese.

Odour and taste :
Dill seed has a pungent and aromatic flavour. The product shall be free from foreign odours and taste such as mustiness or rancidity.

Extraneous matter :
All matter from the specific plant other than the required part. The total content of this extraneous matter shall not exceed 1%.

Colour : Dark green

Country of origin : India

Packaging : 12.5 kg, 25 kg & 50 lbs paper/poly bags.

Labelling : As per buyer's requirement.

Shelf life : 1 year from production date.

GMO Status : Not genetically modified.

Storage condition : Cool and dry (<20C).

Minimum Order Quantity : 5 Tons

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Parameter Result
Total ASH 9.25% Max.
Acid insuluble ASH 1.50% Max.
Flavour Characteristics
Moisture 10% Max.
Salmonella Absent / 25 gms.

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