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  • Dill oil is the oil extracted from the seeds or leaves/stems (dillweed) of the Dill plant.
  • Dill oil is known for its grass-like smell and its pale yellow color, with a watery viscosity.
  • Dill seed is the fruit of the dill plant, while dill weed refers to the leaf and stem.

Extraction Process

  • Dill oil is extracted by steam distillation, mainly from the seeds, or the whole herb, fresh or partly dried.
  • Extraction Technologies - Steam Distillation , Expression / Cold Pressing, Effleurage, Solvent Extraction


  • The demand for essential oil by fragrance industry is 60%, flavour industry 20% and pharmaceutical industry 20% .
  • The estimated demand for essential oils for the year 1996- 97 is 14,900 tonnes. The growth rates normally are of 9% and 25% for domestic and export market respectively. The demand supply gap is about 8000 tonnes.


  • Dill seeds are used whole or ground as a condiment for flavoring meats, sauces, stews, breads, vinegars, pastries, and vegetable.
  • Dried and fresh leaves are used in sauces, salads, soups, stews, and vinegars.
  • Dill oil has been known to help to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed and is also helpful for digestive problems in adults, easing flatulence, constipation and hiccups.

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