Well, they are freeze-dried fresh herbs. This means, with a drop of water they come back to life – with all the flavor, nutrients, and even shape!
Did you know…?
Dill has been used for centuries as an appetite stimulant, as well as an excellent digestive aid that relieves a gassy, sour stomach, hiccups, intestinal gas pains and colic. It can also be used as a breath freshener and nail strengthener too.
What is Dill?
Dill is a hardy annual or biennial that is native to the Mediterranean region and southern Russia. It will grow in almost any soil, often self-seeding when left alone, and may reach a height of five feet.
Although Dill is probably chiefly known today as a culinary herb and spice to flavor soups, stews, fish and vegetables, its digestive benefits are still widely valued. Dill oil is also used commercially as a scent in soaps, and the spicy seeds are frequently substituted for salt in salt-free diets.
What are the health benefits of Dill?
- Dill has been used for thousands of years as a wonderful aid to good digestion, calming and toning the digestive system, and stimulating a healthy appetite. It is an old, tried-and-true remedy for a sour and upset stomach, hiccups and a relief for stomach cramps. Dill was a folk remedy for infant colic and other digestive disorders in older children, a remedy that is still in use today.
- Dill is a “carminative” that helps to ease flatulence. It prevents gas from forming in the intestines or helps to expel any gas that is trapped in the intestines, while also helping to ease “griping” (sharp pains and grumbling in the bowels). It is also said to have mild diuretic effects.
- For halitosis, Dill is considered an excellent breath freshener and is also believed to strengthen nails.
- Dill appears to have some anti-bacterial properties and may control infection, and the flavonoids in Dill have exhibited some anti-inflammatory properties.
- Nursing mothers have used Dill to stimulate lactation and increase milk.
- As a calmative, Dill may help treat mild insomnia.
Why I Love Litehouse Dill
- No refrigeration required
- You can use them like fresh herbs
- No preservatives
What I thought
This herb is used in almost every continent on the planet in some capacity, and although it is called many different things, it serves similar purposes in much of the world cuisine. It can be used dry as a topping for a number of meals, but it is also used as an ingredient in many meals.
To put LITEHOUSE DILL HERBS to the test I made Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce using their herbs.
- 4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Season the tilapia fillets with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning on both sides. Arrange the seasoned fillets in a single layer in the baking dish. Place a layer of lemon slices over the fish fillets. I usually use about 2 slices on each piece so that it covers most of the surface of the fish.
- Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- While the fish is baking, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Serve with tilapia.
The tilapia came out great. The dill herbs tasted like they were just picked from the ground.
As an author of the book, “The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body – Heal Your Body Naturally and Maintain Optimal Health Using Alternative Medicine, Herbals, Vitamins, Fruits and Vegetables, I found LITEHOUSE DILL HERBS to be very delicious.”
It came quickly, packaged well and when I tried it, I was impressed on how delicious the herbs made my meals and soup taste. I was impressed with the product. I recommend it to others. I will continue to buy LITEHOUSE DILL HERBS.