Dill seeds is an annual herb native of Central Asia, it is also widely grown in Europe and Northern Africa for its culinary and medicinal use. Dill weed, dried leaves of the same plant is also used for flavoring. It is milder in taste when compared to dill seed. Dill seeds are originated in Central Asia. It is however is also grown in large quantity in Egypt and Mediterranean countries or Eastern Europe. It is also getting popular in North America. Its related species Sowa is grown in India whose fruits are larger but less fragrant. India and Pakistan are the major dill production areas, Egypt, Fiji, Mexico, Netherlands, United States, England, and Hungary are other commercially productive areas, making small contributions to the world production.

India is the leading producer of dill seed and its derivatives. The exports of the essential oil and seeds have grown over the past five years. India supplies whole and powdered spice to various European countries.

Specifications of dill seeds as per asta quality standards

Parameters Value
Product Name Dill Seeds
Origin India
Type Sortex Cleaned / Machine Cleaned
Purity 99.5% / 99%
Extraneous Foreign Matter ( % by Weight ) 0.50% Max
Whole Insects Dead ( By Count ) 4 Max
Excreta Mammalian ( By mg. / lb ) 3 mg / lb Max
WExcreta other ( By mg. / lb ) 2 mg / lb Max
Mold ( % by wgt. ) 1% Max
Insect defiled / infested ( % by wgt. ) 1% Max
Total Ash 9.25% Max
Acid Insoluble Ash 1.50% Max
Flavor Pungent and aromatic flavor
Moisture 10% Max
Salmonella Absent / 25 Gms

Packaging of dill seeds

Type of Bags Quantity
New Multi Wall Paper Bag 50 lb / 22.68 kg
P. P. Bag 25 / 50 kg
Jute Bag 25 / 50 kg
Custom Requirement As per customer requirement

Container of dill seeds

Type of Container Quantity
20′ FCL 13.5 MT
40′ FCL 27 MT

Uses of dill seeds

Fresh and dried leaves are widely used as herbs in many countries. Fern like leaves are used to flavor many dishes. Dill or sowa is used in Ayurveda as a medicine for various diseases such as bronchitis, ulcers, spermatorrhoea, cardiac disability, fever, gleet and syphilis. Dill or sowa is a small annual plant with smooth and fine leaves.

Growth habits of dill seeds

Successful cultivation requires warm to hot summers with high sunshine levels; even partial shade will reduce the yield substantially. It also prefers rich, well drained soil. The seeds are viable for three to ten years.

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