How to Dry Fennel

Dill - this is undoubtedly the most popular spice. These fragrant twigs can not only give your dish spicy, but also help you with problems with the kidneys, the bladder, it is effective for arthritis. In the summer to find greens on the shelves of a supermarket is not difficult, but if you want to pamper yourself with fennel in winter, we advise you to stock up it in advance. Today we will tell you how to prepare dill for the winter in a simple and quick way, namely, we will tell you how to dry the dill.

Many people mistakenly believe that the drying of dill does not require any skills, and as a result get a spoiled product. Yes, do not be surprised, but even such a seemingly trivial procedure has its secrets and cunning, it is them we, dear visitors of our portal, now share.

Preparation of fennel for drying

In many respects the success of drying depends on properly prepared raw materials. Cut dill should be after the morning dew in the dry weather, otherwise the dill will turn blac

k or even rot during drying. We sort through, removing the damaged and yellow twigs. Crop the roots. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. We let the excess water drain.

How can you dry the dill

You can dry the dill both in chopped and twigs, while the leaves and stems are dried separately from each other.

Drying the chopped dill

We lay out the dill prepared for drying with a thin layer on sheets of white paper( it is not recommended to dry dill on newspapers, as it will not only lose its aroma and not acquire a beautiful color, but it can also become hazardous to health).Dry in a dark well ventilated area for 3-5 days.

Drying the dill with

sprigs. The collected and washed dill is collected in small bundles, tied with a rope. Suspend the dill for the end of the beam in a ventilated area away from sunlight. With good weather, dill should be ready in a couple of days.

How to determine if the dill is ready

Take a sprig of dried fennel and try to grind it into powder. Happened? Great, the dill is ready!

How to store dried dill

Dried dill crushed, do not overdo it, otherwise the spice will lose a good part of essential oils, and consequently will not be so fragrant and useful. Fold the greens in a glass tightly clogged glass jar. We store in a dark cool room. To store dry dill, an opaque bag of coffee with a zip-fastener is also suitable.

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