Dill is a type of plant (Herbaceous) it belongs to the celery family. Dill grows better in long warm summers. It requires full sun to be developed. It has a single, smooth, hollow stem that can have 16 to 24 inches of height.
It is a rich source of dietary fibers, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and magnesium. It is all parts like seed, stem, leaves, and flowers that are consumable. Fresh leaves are added to various foods such as soup, salad dressings, chicken and fishes, etc.
Its flowers and seeds are used as an ingredient in making pickles. We can also use it in treating different types of diseases such as jaundice etc. As it is used in a variety of food and as a medicine, the question is that does it go bad?
Yes, Dill can also go bad depending upon the storage conditions and the place where it has been stored. In the article below, let’s discuss how it can be stored to last long.
How to store Dill
It can be stored in different ways and with different techniques like other foods and can be used later after a long time with our different food variety. Let’s discuss in the following article how we can store dill.
There are 2 ways to store the Dill in the refrigerator in which it can be stored for a longer time and can be used later with the best quality.
First, make sure that there is no dust and insect in the dill plant, and if there is, wash it and then dry it. Place it on the damp paper towel and roll it up. Place the damp paper towel with the dill in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator.
The second method is storing it in a jar and with water in it, placing it in the plastic bag, and storing it in the refrigerator with that plastic bag. Another way is to store the dill in a container that is tall and has a tight lid.
Add an inch or two of water in the container, place the dill in it and then attach the lid and store it in the refrigerator. We will save it from getting spoiled and safe from moisture and can also last long.
Can you freeze Dill
Like all other types of foods, we can also store the dill in the freezer. The lifetime of dill will also increase if stored in the freezer. Let’s discuss in the article below that in which conditions we can store it in the freezer.
First, make sure there is no dust and insects in the plant, then spread it on the baking sheet and first store it only for thirty minutes. Then remove it from the baking sheets and place it in the freezer bags to be used later.
How long does Dill last?
The lifetime of dill depends upon the conditions and techniques in which it is stored. In some cases, it can last long and, in some cases, we can spoil it quickly. Let’s discuss below the conditions in which it can last long.
If it is stored properly with the wrap of a damp paper towel and in the jar of the tight lid, it can last longer than that of the refrigerator’s normal storage. It can last up to ten or fourteen days if stored with proper care in the refrigerator.
If stored in the freezer with proper technique, it will last for a longer time. It can last long up to four or six months with maintaining its best quality. It will be safe to use it after this time with different types of food.
How to tell if Dill is bad
There are different ways in which we can spot the spoilage of every food easily. Humans can spot the spoilage of food very easily. Humans’ senses are the important instrument through which they can tell if the food is bad or not.
Also, there are several techniques through which we can spot a bad or spoiled Dill easily. Let’s discuss in the article written below to know how to spot spoilage and enjoy it later with our meals.
To tell if the Dill is bad or not:
- Look at its color.
- Suppose its color has a slight difference and is slightly discolored.
- Discard it if you spot this type of spoilage and don’t use it further.
Another way to spot the spoilage is by looking at the appearance of the dill. If its appearance is slightly soft and is not looking fresh enough, and you have no idea if it’s bad or not, don’t think and discard it.
The smell of dill can also tell us about the spoilage of this plant. If it has an off and unpleasant smell, throw it away and don’t use it further with your food.