Closely related to parsley, its fresh aroma complements fish and seafood dishes particularly well. Dill has a deliciously fresh, citrus-like taste, with a slightly grassy undertone.
Fresh dill is very low in calories, yet a surprisingly good source of several essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin A ( 2 ). Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is important for maintaining vision and supporting a healthy immune system.
Botanically known as Anethum graveolens, dill belongs to the same family as parsley and celery, though it is the sole species of its genus. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and western Asia.