Dill is a green herb with feathery leaves called fronds. It has a tangy flavour that we often associate with pickles.
To prepare fresh dill rinse the fronds gently under cold water. Shake the dill or pat it gently between paper towels to remove excess water. The fronds can then be snipped with scissors, chopped with a knife, or pulled apart with your fingers before adding to dishes.
To make an elegant cucumber salad, combine thinly sliced cucumber with chopped dill, and a dressing of sugar, salt and vinegar.
According to the Canadian Nutrient File, nutritional value per 50 springs (10 g) of fresh dill using the daily recommended intake from Health Canada: 12% of Vitamin A, 9% of folate, 5% of iron and 4% of magnesium.