by AgroWeb on May 16, 2017

Pine Cone Syrup Recipe

Fresh, green pine cones make flavorful, seasonal syrup to drizzle on your favorite desserts or breakfast dishes. The Pine tree blooms in mid May. After their pollination, from earliest time Albanians used to gather up the tiny buds or “gems” offered up by the trees to make a special syrup. Tucked into glass bottles and left to brown in the sun for several months, the buds release a ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2017

A springy dandelion vinegar infusion — How to make it, how to use it

At this time of year, you can see everywhere yellow flowers of Taraxacum officinale aka the lovely sunny dandelion! Dandelion is abundant, affordable, and despite all uses as tea, makes digestion-promoting vinegar. You can start making dandelion vinegar in the spring, harvesting young leaves and flowers, and reading AgroWeb.org instructions. Nothing beats the delightful taste of wildcrafted ...

by AgroWeb on May 14, 2017

Wonderful in Gardens, Tasteful in Dishes

Nasturtium flowers are wonderful in the landscape, useful in the garden and tasteful in your dishes.  Nasturtium plants are easy to grow and may be climbing, cascading or bushy. Care of nasturtiums is minimal; in fact, nasturtium plants are one of those specimens that thrive on neglect. Rich, fertile soil or too much fertilizer results in lush foliage growth and few nasturtium flowers. The ...

by AgroWeb on April 27, 2017

How to Grow Violets Easily in home

Violets (Viola odorata) are wonderful woodland plants that are very easy to grow and Albanian climate is ideal. Violets scent a garden wonderfully, and can be used for culinary and decorative purposes and as perfume. Once planted, they grow perennially, spreading through runners that grow from 20–30 centimeter high. They form a carpet of growth that makes a good weed-excluding ground cover. ...

by AgroWeb on May 1, 2017

What is the Benefits of Cherry Stalk Tea?

What is the benefits of cherry stalk tea, have you ever wonder? Cherries contain high amounts of vitamin A, B1 and C. Cherry’s stalk, bark of the tree and leaves are also beneficial to health. That is why do not throw away the stalks after you eat cherries. You can prepare the cherry stalk tea after you dry the stalks in the shade. AgroWeb.org will show you benefits of Cherry stalk tea and ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Cruciferous vegetable nutritional benefits

Spinach has had a long run in the health-food limelight. Now its cousins — including broccoli, Brussels sprouts and, especially, cauliflower — are being touted as the coolest vegetables on the block. But to scientists and nutritionists, this family of vegetables, called crucifers, has always been hot. Cruciferous vegetables are among the most nutritious because they are rich in ...

by AgroWeb on May 13, 2017

All the Benefits of Spring Fennel

Fennel is a plant in the carrot family, which is often classified as both an herb and a vegetable, and it can be used in a variety of ways both in and outside the kitchen. Highly aromatic, fennel has a lovely licorice flavor. When eaten raw, fennel adds a fresh brightness to a dish. When cooked, fennel becomes soft and silky, and just a little bit sweet. It’s the perfect choice for sweet or...

by AgroWeb on May 17, 2017

Violet Tea Benefits and How to Make it

Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. An example that was proven by research was that Viola odorata contains phenolic glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, mucilage, and tannins among other things. These compounds work in several ways to cure ailments. The official violet used in medicine is Viola odorata, but all members of the Viola genus will work in a similar ...

by AgroWeb on April 27, 2017

The Benefits Of Avocado Juice

Avocado is sometimes known as the alligator pear because of the texture of its skin and its pear-like shape. The avocado contains a good supply of carotene, there being three times as much in a well-colored ripe fruit as in a hard one. Analysts have found no less than 11 vitamins and 17 minerals in avocado, making it a very comprehensive storehouse of the nutritional needs of man. There is a high...

by AgroWeb on April 27, 2017

Russia bans wine import from Montenegro

The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being of Russia on Tuesday announced that it has banned the import of wines from Plantaze, the largest wine producer in Montenegro. The reason communicated by the Russian authority is due to discrepancies of product quality requirements and security. The Russian authority clarified that they have identified wine ...

by AgroWeb on April 27, 2017

Extra Tax for Sugary Drinks - What if in Albania

Some of the drinks are incredibly high in sugar. Imagine. The amount of sugar in a 330ml can of Cola (7 teaspoons) is 35 g. The recommended max intake of sugar per day for those aged 11+ is 30 g. Albania is facing a huge consumption of frizzy drinks that contain large amounts of sugar. These kind of drinks are very harmful, especially for children. What about Albania? Should our country be ...

by AgroWeb on May 14, 2017

Eat for your age - For your busy 20s and 30s

As we grow older our interests, priorities and eating habits change, so it's no surprise that our nutritional needs do also. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 65; we need a balance of different nourishing foods to enable us to look and feel our best however our bodies do require specific nutrients as we go through different life stages. Read below the first article of ...

by AgroWeb on May 14, 2017

Aged 60 Plus - Vitamins are vital

As we grow older, various physiological and psychological changes occur which have a direct effect on nutritional requirements. The body becomes less efficient at absorbing and using many vitamins and minerals. Long-term use of prescription drugs can reduce the absorption of certain nutrients. At the same time, many people find that as they get older their appetite decreases. Since the need for ...

by AgroWeb on May 14, 2017

In your 50s - Watch your fat levels

Health problems, such as raised cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are more common in this age group. A low-fat, low-GI diet which includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, is the best way to prevent and treat these problems. As women enter the menopause, and men in andropause they are affected in different ways. Consequences such as a decline in libido, osteoporosis and heart ...

by AgroWeb on April 26, 2017

Albanian agricultural exports keep growing in 2017

Albania’s agricultural exports and livestock exports kept growing in the first four months of 2017, with exports of fruits and vegetables giving an impetus to the export figures, almost doubling in value against other products Ministry of Agriculture sources said Tuesday that the agriculture is dominating the country’s economic indicators with made in Albania agricultural exports ...

by AgroWeb on May 5, 2017

Cauliflower or Broccoli: Which is Healthier?

People think that cauliflower and broccoli are close relatives and they are right. Especially Albanian consumers have a long tradition in using cauliflower, while broccoli is more recent in local consumers eating habits. Both vegetables are widely cultivated in the country but have you ever wondered how cauliflower and broccoli stack up when it comes to vitamins and minerals? AgroWeb.org ...

by AgroWeb on May 20, 2017

The Benefits of the Lady’s Mantle Tea, the Magical Plant

The family name Alchemilla stems from the word “alchemy”, and refers to the believe in medieval times that water droplets forming on the lady’s mantle leaves could turn base metals to gold. Alchemists believed that these drops had a mysterious and magical powers that in addition in transforming common metals into gold could also be used in regaining youth. Since the Middle Ages...

by AgroWeb on May 13, 2017

Growing your Hot Peppers at home

The best way to get the variety you want is to start your peppers from seed. Many seed providers that you can find carry a great selection of peppers, ranging from mild to scorching. Seedlings may be available at your local garden center, although varieties will likely be more limited. Plant your seeds in a well-draining potting mix in small pots and water them in. Place the pots in a bright area...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Modern Milk - Only Natural Or Added With Powder

When it comes to additives and mixes, it’s only natural to think about powdered milk. Does low fat milk has powered milk added in it? But first let’s learn about powdered milk. How is it produced? The process is very interesting and it deals with evaporating and drying the milk out. Powdered milk or dried milk is a manufactured dairy product made by evaporating milk to dryness. ...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Italy is Albania's main trading partner in last five years

During the period 2012-2016, the exports towards EU countries have made up 76,6 % of the total. Referring to the report of Statistics Institute (INSTAT) for the period 2012-2016, exports to the countries of CEFTA (Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Moldova) make up 12,4 % of exports. The main trading partner of Albania in exports has been Italy. Over the span of 5 ...