Dill Seed vs. Fresh Dill Weed

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Questions and Answers – Dill Seed vs. Fresh Dill Weed




Do you know how much dill seed is equivalent to one head of fresh dill??   I am going to make pickles, and fresh dill is not available.  Thanks in advance for your help. – Judith Cartwright (8/22/01)



Dill Seed vs. Fresh Dill Weed

Dill seed is not a good substitute for fresh dill weed because of the difference in flavor strength but it does depend on the recipe.  The seed has a camphorous, slightly bitter flavor, and the weed has a delicate flavor.  The differences are like night and day.

If you must substitute, see below:

3 heads dill = 1 tablespoon dill seed
1/2 ounce dill seed = 1/2 cup fresh dill
3- to 5-inch sprig of fresh dill = 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill weed.



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