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Dill seeds consumption?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 06, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Does anyone know if consuming a lot of dried dill seeds regularly has any bad side-effects? I want to eat about 15-25 grams of them per day to round out my calcium intake. They taste really pungent though, and I read that they kill bacteria in the gut. Any thoughts?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 13, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Makes sense Mal, since calcium supplements are often contain ground up egg shells. I'm not sure why someone down voted this.

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on January 16, 2012
at 08:33 PM

They are probably not that bioavailable because of being bound up in all that fiber. Can't imagine trying to get that much down in one go though!

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on December 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

Me also - dissolved in lemon juice and added to soups etc.

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on September 06, 2011
at 02:25 AM

I wonder whether the calcium in dill is that absorbable.

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1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on September 06, 2011
at 03:42 PM

why dont you just eat egg shells, thats what i do :)

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on December 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

Me also - dissolved in lemon juice and added to soups etc.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 13, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Makes sense Mal, since calcium supplements are often contain ground up egg shells. I'm not sure why someone down voted this.

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on February 27, 2012
at 10:05 PM

I don't actually know the answer, but you may be able to figure it out from these:

Constituents of dill (the chemicals labeled with fruit refer to those found in the seeds): http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/duke/farmacy2.pl

You can construct a more advanced query here: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/duke/farmacy-scroll3.pl

However, I also suspect absorption problems, not to mention difficulty of eating that much dill seed. I'd rather eat lots of greens personally. And gnaw on some rib bones.

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on December 05, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Well you could simply drink it instead..after having it boiled n filtered. add some honey or agave nektar for it to taste better

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