It's fern-like leaves are highly aromatic and used fresh for it's soft sweet taste. It is found to add flavor to many cooking recipes. Used dried or in the pungent, slightly citrusy seed form as a spice, it can be added for preserving and pickling or as a salt substitute. Freshly cut, chopped leaves enhance the flavor of dips. herb butter, soups, salads and salads dressings, but a sprig of dill will perk up almost any main dish. Dill is the especially found to complement fish dishes beautifully. It is used in dishes around the world but is very popular in Asian and Middle-Eastern recipes. An interesting fact to note is that Dill, similar to Garlic, has been studied for its ability to prevent bacterial growth.