Dill Seed, Whole Or Ground
Dill seed's most common use, in the United States, is to flavor cucumber pickles. Use 2-3 teaspoons per quart for dill pickles. These seeds are also used in Scandinavian cooking to flavor bread, potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut. For German pork roast, use 1 teaspoon per pound of meat.
Dill is one of the earliest cultivated herbs, showing up in Neolithic burial sites, Greek and Roman ruins, and even the tomb of Amenhotep II. It has a reputation for relieving digestive troubles - in the 8th century Charlemagne offered vials of dill seeds at banquets to relieve hiccups.