by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

Most Notorious Foods to Definitely Avoid

Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it’s not just about how much you eat but the quality of the food you eat, and how safely it’s been produced. Read on for some of the worst foods you can put in your body—you’ll certainly be surprised by a few! MILK WITH ARTIFICIAL HORMONES Many farmers give their ...

by AgroWeb on March 15, 2017

Touch Me Not plant, uses and benefits

Mimosa pudica also commonly called as touch me not flower is a plant covered in thorns with beautiful pink flowers and small green leaves that closes or droops when touched. It is a plant that is found commonly in many countries and in Albania it grows in abundance. It is considered a weed and can be commonly found in wastelands. Traditional Chinese Medicinal practitioners have long revered the ...

by AgroWeb on February 28, 2017

Albanian Mountain Tea in the Red Book of endangered species

Albania faces the highest rate of biodiversity loss in Europe. According to a UNDP report on Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lake Basin the most endangered plant is Albanian Mountain Tea, Sideritis raeseri. The List of Protected Species of Flora in Albania, defines the status of endangered plant species in Albania. Sideritis raeseri is part of the list and considered as endangered species due ...

by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Year 2017 on course to break Heat Records of 2016

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. It is February and it is turning out to be an unusual month. Forecasters said Albania is breaking heat records for the winter months. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at well above 20 Degree Celsius while in the mountainous areas, they followed the same pattern. For the forecasters this is a...

by AgroWeb on March 9, 2017

Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium and Where to Find it

You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods (melon, avocados, bananas, and white beans). But even if you get the recommended 4,700 mg per day, you still might have a deficiency. Why? The more sodium you consume, the more potassium ...

by AgroWeb on February 23, 2017

Fresh fruits and vegetables of February and their prices

February comes with new news about fruits and vegetable markets in Albania. According to Agro-Food market in Tirana, the domestic production of oranges and pomegranates is over, so these fruits are imported from Greece with the respective prices of 60-90 ALL/kg for oranges and 200 ALL/kg for pomegranates. Greece is still the main commercial partner of Albania in fruits and vegetables sector. ...

by AgroWeb on February 23, 2017

Most Frequent Scams About Honey

What are the known fraudolent practices concerning honey? Honey is the natural substance produced by honeybees. It must not have added to it any ingredient (sugar, food additives, flavorings etc.) other than honey. Its market price varies significantly according to several compositional and quality parameters that are not always visible or measurable without thorough analysis, giving room to ...

by AgroWeb on March 12, 2017

Up your metabolism with ginger aloe vera juice

Metabolism refers to the body process by which the foods that you eat or drink are converted into energy. There are some products that helps move fat through the digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed by the body. Our metabolism is at its lowest when we are asleep, simply because the body is relaxed and in a resting state. A glass of herbal drink can help raise the metabolism ...

by AgroWeb on March 5, 2017

Parsley Tea with Lemon and Honey

The first thing that comes to one’s mind when parsley is mentioned is probably a delicious dish or a bowl of salad garnished with pungent green leaves of this herb. Yes – parsley is a winner among garnishes, however, owing to its amazing properties, it definitely proves to be much more than just a pretty garnish. Parsley tea is one of the best ways to get the most of this herb’s...

by AgroWeb on March 11, 2017

Albanian orchid in the red book of plants at risk of extinction

Albania’s suitable climate conditions enable some of its districts to collect several herbal and aromatic plants that are highly demanded in international markets. Albania is currently among key countries in the Mediterranean part of Europe involved in the export of medicinal and aromatic plants that include sage, oregano, mountain tea, wild apple, wild rose, primrose, elder, nettle, poppy, ...

by AgroWeb on February 26, 2017

Bay Leaf Health Benefits

Bay leaves contain notable plant-derived compounds, vitamins and minerals that offer a range of benefits. This herb was widely used by the Greeks and Romans who believed that it symbolizes wisdom, peace and protection. The various bay leaf health benefits are given below. Treatment of Diabetes: Bay leaves have been found to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes as they cause reduction in ...

by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

All About Magnificent Dandelions

A familiar weed in sunny lawns, fields, and playgrounds, the dandelion elicits strong sympathy among Albanians not only due to its beauty, but also due to its nutrition and medicinal uses. Dandelion gets its common name from the French "dents de lion" which means lion's teeth. These teeth are an important identification characteristic while its botanic name is Taraxacum officinale. In ...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 2017

Amazing techniques to take advantage of Nettles

Stinging nettles are famously difficult to deal with, we mean, they are named stinging nettles for a reason: those nettles don't just scratch, they truly sting. Some people have more of a reaction that others, but they'll leave a rash on pretty much any human skin they touch. Luckily, they are easy to tame with a quick dip in boiling water, called blanching. To blanch stinging nettles, you can ...

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Surprising Facts to Know about Dandelion Tea

Dandelion is used for the treatment of muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections and even cancer. It’s also used as a skin toner, blood tonic and digestive tonic...

by AgroWeb on February 22, 2017

Medicinal Oils, Albania’s vanished tradition

Hundreds of hectares of land used for the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants make Albania leader in production and export of these natural riches. The sector of medicinal and aromatic plants generates about 18 million Euros from exports. It ranks as Albania’s second largest sector in terms of agricultural exports accounting for 19% of the country’s total exports. The need ...

by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

Season's best invigorating smoothie

AgroWeb takes this opportunity to guide you towards a unique combination of natural products. You will get to know how to prepare an intensely detoxifying drink with beets, ginger and cleansing herbal drink to restore and purify your body cells. Not only you will be able to make it in a very easy and simple way, but also you will know all the magical properties of its ingredients and their direct...

by AgroWeb on February 25, 2017

Pear Juice for Life

Juicing pears extracts the minerals, vitamins and other phytonutrients, leaving you with a glass of juice nutritionally similar to a whole pear. Each glass of pear juice contains more than one serving of whole pears, so juicing pears provides more vitamins and minerals per serving than simply eating a whole pear. The pear juice has quite an important role in digestion. A single glass of pear ...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

Wonderful Health Benefits of Eating Organic Arugula

Arugula is also known as rocket and is one of the cruciferous group of vegetables, which are loaded with amazing health benefits. Arugula is popular and versatile in the kitchen, as it can be used as a herb, a salad green, and even a leaf vegetable. It can be used both raw or cooked. Albanians started to cultivate arugula after the 1990s, while all the other Mediterranean countries had a lot of ...

by AgroWeb on March 25, 2017

Mint vs Peppermint – From Love Triangle To Juleps

Few herbs are as widely used in our kitchens as mint. This herb has soothed upset tummies for thousands of years. Dried peppermint leaves were discovered in Egyptian pyramids. The Romans grew mint and peppermint in their gardens to use the leaves as medicine, especially as digestive aid. They planted this herb between stepping-stones to enjoy the fresh aroma when treading on it. In medieval times...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 2017

How does the kiwi fruit support our immune system

Vitamin C has been known to stimulate both the function and production of white blood cells (Leukocyte) which are part of our immune system. In particular, Neutrophil which destroys disease-causing agents, such as viruses or bacteria. Now known and commonly referred to as the Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia deliciosa), or Kiwi which was renamed in New Zealand after the native national symbol the "Kiwi ...