Product Dill Oil
Optical Rotation +70° to +80°
Refractive Index 1.481 to 1.492
Weight per ml 0.895 to 0.910g.
Solubility Soluble at 20°C in 1 volume or more of ethanol (90%) and in 10 volumes or more of ethanol (80%).
Assay +50.98% w/w of Carvone.
This is a delicately flavored herb with lots of culinary and medicinal uses since ancient times.
The characteristic, sweet taste of dill is popular all over central and eastern Europe, & western, central and southern Asia, Sweet and aromatic, intermediate between anise and caraway. The herb, especially when fresh, has a much sweeter fragrance than dried fruits.
Dill seeds and leaves impart a wonderful aroma. This popular herb has a faint, almost a similar scent of aniseed.
Dill seeds make an attractive addition to soaps. They are a pale taupe color with a brown stripe down their length.