by AgroWeb on March 26, 2017

Stinging Nettle Greens: Tips For Growing Nettle Greens In Home

Stinging nettle greens have been used for centuries to treat joint pain, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. For many people, a bracing cup of nettle tea is still a panacea for a wealth of health issues. It’s no wonder since stinging nettle greens are loaded with antioxidants as well as lutein, lycopene and iron. The health benefits aside, stinging nettles are also delicious. How to grow ...

by AgroWeb on March 14, 2017

How to Grow Amazing Hyacinths at Home

The hyacinth is probably one of Albania’s best-known wildflowers. No one can fail to marvel at the beautiful sight of spring woodland carpeted in blue. In folklore, hyacinths are also known as ‘fairy flowers’. Legend says that by wearing a wreath made of these flowers, the wearer would be compelled to speak only the truth. The most popular meaning for bluebells is humility or ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Contaminated Serbian berries alarming the EU markets

Serbia food exports are causing havoc in European Union member countries. The food quality control authorities of France have recalled from the market substantial quantities of frozen raspberries originating from Serbia. The state of alarm referring to the Serbian contaminated food products was raised yesterday, March 9, 2017, and has spread to all European countries due to the gravity of the ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Tropoja Chestnuts top the Albanian nut exports

Tropoja chestnuts are the only Albanian chestnuts fulfilling the quality required for export covering an important share of European imports. International demand for high quality chestnuts has been growing since the second half of the 1990’s, partly because of growing interest of consumers toward environmentally friendly and traditional products, but also domestic demand has been high. ...

by AgroWeb on March 26, 2017

Main reasons to grow vegetables with your kids

Kids can watch something grow from a seed into something they can touch and eat. Discover 5 reasons why AgroWeb.org suggest you to grow vegetables with your kids. It's fun. Your kids will experience the wonder of watching something grow from a seed or a tiny plant into something recognizable that they can touch and eat. They can grow their own pumpkins or pick their own strawberries. They&rsquo...

by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

Better Start Eating Your White Vegetables

Many dietitians have been claiming that colored vegetables are good for everybody's health. However, these people have forgotten that white colored vegetables exist too, and they are as nutritious as the dark colored ones. However, according to agroWeb.org research cauliflowers, onions, mushrooms, garlic and white beans proved otherwise. These white vegetables were proven to lower the risk of ...

by AgroWeb on March 13, 2017

Broccoli flowers - Surprising looks of a green veggie

Broccoli is a hardy vegetable that develops best during cool seasons of the year. Two crops per year, spring and fall, are possible in most parts of the country. It belongs to the crop family Brassica oleracea, which includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and other greens. When you see a flower head beginning to form in the center of the plant, check its growth every day. Ideally, you ...

by AgroWeb on March 22, 2017

List of Foods Highest in Phosphorus Content

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, and for making ATP (adenosine triphosphate) a molecule which provides energy to our cells. A deficiency in phosphorus can lead to lowered appetite, anemia, muscle pain, improper bone formation (rickets), numbness, and a weakened immune system. Phosphorus is found in almost ...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

Albania to set up National Food Codex

Albania aims to set up a National Food Codex in an attempt to increase food security in the country. The Codex, according to Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management, Edmond Panariti, will act as a reference point for all actors involved in the food sector. Addressing the meeting of the National Food Authority held in Tirana, Minister Panariti said that the Codex represents...

by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

Walnut oil amazing benefits

Walnut oil is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. It has high content of phytonutrients and a source of phosphorus, selenium, zinc, magnesium, calcium and iron. It also provides substantial amount of Vitamin B2, B1, B3 along with Niacin and Vitamin E. Though it is edible, it is used less in food preparation in comparison to other oils. It possesses delicate flavor and scent with light color and...

by AgroWeb on March 7, 2017

Banks increase lending, despite 2016 losses

Savings and Credit Associations in Albania have significantly increased crediting in rural areas during 2016, according to Central Bank. Last year, crediting amounted to 5.5 billion Lek or up by 14.3 percent compared to 2015. Deposits in Savings and Credit Associations were up by 30 percent, meeting almost 88 percent of crediting needs. Central Bank says that Savings and Credit Associations are ...

by AgroWeb on March 6, 2017

Government to provide more help to small farmers

Government of Albania will boost its support for the sector of agriculture via subsidies and schemes that will provide direct benefits to farmers. A 16 million USD subsidy scheme will take place this year to provide support to poor and small farmers, which according to Ministry of Agriculture are a priority for the government. Large-scale farmers will be eligible for support via soft loans from ...

by AgroWeb on March 12, 2017

Chinese manufactures plead guilty to fake rice claims

Institutions and agencies of the European Union are keeping a watchful eye on fake rice produced in China. European countries. Europe’s main ports are vigilant in dealing with cargos and rice shipments from China to inhibit the smuggling of this fake toxic, and hazardous product. However, counterfeiters in China have increased their efforts to smuggle plastic rice into EU regardless of ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Unexpected benefits of Begonia

Begonias are well-known flowers in Albania, but mostly for their distinct beauty. But they have an additional benefit. The leaves flowers, and stems are edible. Begonia blossoms have a citrus-sour taste. The petals are used in salads and as a garnish. Stems, also, can be used in place of rhubarb. Begonias can be prepared in several different ways. An infusion made by soaking the flowers in hot ...

by AgroWeb on March 23, 2017

Vegetables to Grow Indoors

If you want to have vegetables plant by your own but you don’t have enough land there is still hope. AgroWeb.org will show you how to plant vegetables indoor. Conservatories and windowsills are good sites for growing vegetables. Put heavy containers on the floor or a firm support. Some vegetable plants, including trailing species, are suitable for growing in hanging baskets fitted with ...

by AgroWeb on March 4, 2017

The story of Albanian tomatoes

Every Albanian that has lived before the 90’s continues to wonder how come tomatoes do not have that wonderful taste as before. It is absurd to think how the Communist system that barely managed to feed an entire population, offered the tastiest tomatoes whereas now while we live in the “have it all” era, the taste of those wonderful tomatoes seems long gone. AgroWeb.org has ...

by AgroWeb on March 3, 2017

Growing saffron in Albania, doubts and benefits

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. It’s cultivation has also high costs. This plant is being grown in Albania in small almost experimental amounts. An Italian-Albanian enterprise has undertaken the initiative of growing saffron under the “Zafferano di Dumre” label. The spice is being grown in the an area of 3 acres in Dëshiran, Belsh, Elbasan County...

by AgroWeb on March 15, 2017

Butter vs. Margarine – Which is Better?

Which is best for you? Butter or margarine? The debate is still raging. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of margaric acid, the ancestor of modern margarine. Most of those 200 years have been a struggle between these two ‘foods’. Recently it looked like margarine was a clear loser. Its high level of trans fats got it labeled as “just one molecule away from ...

by AgroWeb on February 28, 2017

Industrial frauds of Blueberry Juice

Many juice cartons in supermarket are chock full of faux fruit juices, one of the most shocking reveals a mixture of beet sugar, corn sugar, monosodium glutamate, ascorbic acid, potassium sulfate, fruit pulp wash, fruit solids, and a byproduct from a water distillation system But nutritionists are railing against industrial fruit juice for another reason. Packed with sugar, calories and carbs, ...

by AgroWeb on February 28, 2017

Arnica Montana - Benefits of An Amazing Rare Plant

Arnica montana is one of the most beneficial substances available in nature’s pharmacopeia, with the power to relieve many of the common aches, pains, and injuries that arise in our daily lives. The main uses of Arnica include bruising, swelling, pain relief, arthritis, and injuries. Arnica montana, sometimes referred to as wolf's bane, has also been called leopard's bane, mountain tobacco ...