Dill Seed is an herb from the celery family Apiaceae. The flavor is clean and pungent with anise undertones and a slight bite, reminiscent of sweet caraway. Dill Seed is not technically a seed, but the flat, oval, dark brown whole fruits of the herb. Dill Weed, although from the same plant, has a very different flavor. Dill has been used for thousands of years, with the earliest writings dating back to 700 BC. The Vikings cultivated a plant they called "dilla" as a remedy for colic in babies. Dill Seed is good with cabbage, onion, potatoes and pumpkin and can also be sprinkled over casseroles before baking. Works well in combition with chili powder, coriander seed, cumin, garlic, ginger, mustard seed and turmeric.