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Dill for Sprouting & Microgreens Organic 250g

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Dill for Sprouting & Microgreens Organic 250g
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Dill can be used as a sprout or as a miocrogreen and is full of the lovely flavour of Dill - but more subtle.  More details below.Organic dill seed for sprouting or microgreens.

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Organic Dill Seed

Dill can be used as a sprout or microgreen.  Please read as Dill is not quite the same as other seeds when it comes to sprouting!

How to sprout Organic Dill seeds

  • Do not soak dill seeds, just thoroughly rinse and drain the seeds.
  • Drain and rinse the seeds and put in your sprouting tray or jar.
  • Rinse the seeds daily – but be sure to drain of any excess water.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight as the sprouts of Dill are very delicate and they ‘cook’ easily.
  • Do a taste test every day as the flavour can vary with age.
  • The sprouts should be ready for consumption within 7-12 days.

How to prepare and grow Organic Dill microgreens from seed

  • Do not soak dill seeds, just thoroughly rinse and drain the seeds.
  • Sprinkle the rinsed seeds over a tray of compost and press down gently.
  • It is advisable to use a micro biologically tested compost such as Klasmann's Peat Free Seed Compost to ensure there is no ecoli present.
  • There is no need to cover the dill seeds – keep them moist by gently misting them with water.  Do not over water.
  • Keep in a light place out of direct sunlight.
  • Keep the compost moist (but not soaking) and you should see signs of germination and growth after a few days.  20-30 days 'till harvest.

Using Dill sprouts or microgreens in the kitchen

Dill microgreens can be harvested at seed leaf stage for the most intense flavour or a little later at true leaf stage for their feathery appearance.

Will add a fantastic bright (fennel, celery, anise, warm) fresh taste to salads and sandwiches – say goodbye to boring egg sandwiches if you put some Dill sprouts on them!  Dill microgreens work very well with fish dishes – is a good idea to add some of the dill to any salad you are serving with fish, particularly a potato one.  Dill microgreens have lovely feathery leaves which are very decorative and have a soft mouth feel making them perfect for topping any fish or egg dish and raising it from the boring to the exciting.  Dill microgreens work very well with Quinoa.

Nutrition and health benefits of organic Dill sprouts

  • Dill contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K
  • Minerals in Dill - calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Also present are carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids and trace elements.
  • During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bio available. The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increase during the sprouting process.
  • Dill is very good for digestive health It is also good for oral care, and can be a powerful boost for your immune system and can protect you from bone degradation. It is also an anti-inflammatory substance, which means that it can protect you against arthritis. Furthermore, it can reduce excess gas, and is considered a carminative.

Cert. Organic IE-ORG-03

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