Dill has many health benefits. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and vitaimins like vitamin A, niacin, folic acid, riboflavin, B-carotene, and vitamin C. These vitamins are essential for optimum metabolism inside the human body. These essential vitamins also help to fight cholesterol and help to reduce blood sugar levels reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Dill weed is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. The copper found in dill is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. All helping the body to fight disease and keep your immune system healthy.
Dill herb has all the characters to consider it has one of the most valuable functional foods. 100 grams (2 cups) of dill weed provides only 43 calories, but its phyto-nutrients profile is no less than any other high-calorie food source; be it nuts, pulses, cereals, or meat group.
100 grams (2 cups) fo this herb provides
Percentage of RDA per 100 grams (2 cups):
37.5% of folates (vitamin B11),
14% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
23% of riboflavin (vitamin B-2),
140% of vitamin-C,
257% of vitamin-A,
21% of calcium,
82% of iron and
55% of manganese.
(Note: RDA- Recommended daily allowance)