How to identify toxic plastic rice

by AgroWeb on November 10, 2016

China remains the world's largest producer of rice. The huge exporting country harvests over 200 million tons per year and a large share of it gets exported all over the world. But cooks and diners alike should take care: not only are untold amounts of pesticides used in Chinese agriculture, but according to a report in The Korea Times rice is also now being manufactured artificially. Potato ...

AGROKOS FAIR, 16th Edition - Power to Agro

by AgroWeb on October 14, 2016

The International fair “AGROKOS 2016” is simply next door. From October 20th until October 22nd, Prishtina becomes the capital of regional food industry. Once the Fair doors open, the organizers CEO and AGROKOS will replicate the success of the last 15 years of serving food businesses to network. The Fair provides an optimal environment for all exhibitors to successfully promote their...

The Encyclopedia of Vitamins

by AgroWeb on October 11, 2016

An AgroWeb.org explanatory video news presenting all the necessary information about the presence and the power of Vitamins in specific natural products...

The best home remedies for sunburn

by AgroWeb on August 16, 2016

Whenever summer comes, we are told to get protection and be careful from sunburn. Of course we understand the importance of sunscreen, but no matter how diligent we are with reapplying, in the end we get up with too much sun. So you’re on the way home from the beach and one look in the rearview mirror tells you that you’re in trouble. The sunburn is painful and unpleasant. As soon as ...

Red Juice for Hot Days – Watermelon Juice Magic

by AgroWeb on August 14, 2016

Watermelon is surprisingly good for you and recent research is showing that eating this sweet tasting melon, and particularly drinking it as fresh juice, can have some significant health benefits. Here’s 6 good reasons to eat more watermelon, or better still, make up watermelon juice with a simple instructions ahead.   1. Lycopene for Your Heart, Skin and Cancer Prevention Lycopene ...

Propolis - Heath's Best Friend

by AgroWeb on July 14, 2016

Although bees are perhaps most famous for their honey, they also have another valuable tool in their arsenal. Propolis, also commonly known as bee glue, is actually a type of resinous material that bees can collect on their legs from flowers, buds, and other sources of sap. This propolis is then brought back to the hive, where it is essentially used as a glue to fix damage in parts of the hive. ...

The Sweety Red Watermelon of Albanian Summer

by AgroWeb on July 3, 2016

The period between June and July can very well be called National Watermelon Months, so named not only because a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon represents the epitome of summer, but also because watermelon harvests peak this month. Watermelon is definitely the most-consumed melon in Albania, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. This cousin to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash is thought to ...

Vegetables - Albanian Gold Mine

by AgroWeb on June 29, 2016

Agriculture is becoming hot, a gold mine for the Albanian economy. The figures are crystal clear. Vegetable production last year grew by 8.4%, according to statistics published by the Institute of Statistics. Albanian agriculture is experiencing a revival, with total agricultural products reaching record highs, farmland increase, sector employment growth, and new enterprises booming. According ...

Albanian Blackberries - Hailing Summer Arrival

by AgroWeb on June 25, 2016

Nothing says “Summer!” like a fresh fruit salad and if blackberries aren’t in the mix, you’re definitely missing out! Sweet and succulent, this fruit belongs to the same family and closely resembles dewberries and raspberries.  Blackberries, grow on thorny bushes called brambles, are native to Europe, while Albanians cannot imagine the hot season without having tasted...

The Whole Truths About Sparkling Water

by AgroWeb on June 18, 2016

It is no secret that water is good for us. Our bodies need water to survive. In fact, we can go longer without food than we can water. Without water, the body would dry up and stop working, and sparkling water is just another way to get that water in. Most health officials agree that drinking sparkling water is better than drinking no water at all. But there are some differences between ...

It’s Albanian Cherry Time – Go for Its Juice

by AgroWeb on June 19, 2016

Cherry juice is long used as a folk treatment for many health ailments, mainly because it is rich in many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Cherry juice contains no fat or cholesterol. Calories will vary, dependent on how concentrated the product is and if sugar is added. Carbohydrates provide most of the calories, with less than 1 percent of the calories coming from protein. Albanian ...

Going Nuts! All You Need to Know About Nut and Seed Butter

by AgroWeb on June 21, 2016

Everyone knows that butter is bad for you, especially because of its high levels of cholesterol. But what about nut and seed butter? Ever since the time I spent in the United States, I just love starting my morning with an organic peanut butter and blueberry jam on toast, but I always catch myself worrying whether my little guilty pleasure affects my health. If you, like me, consider yourself a ...

Let’s talk money: shifting to renewable energy in Albania

by AgroWeb on June 16, 2016

Put your money where your mouth is. When it comes to investing, it's always interesting to find out who's willing to back up their words with cold, hard cash and who bails out. Business is about revenues; positive cash flows; profits. All else is, let’s be honest, secondary. If you run an engine and it consumes diesel/oil, every hour costs money. If you use a wind turbine for the same, most...

A Spice Odyssey: All You Need to Know About Spices

by AgroWeb on June 6, 2016

The history of spices is a fascinating one. Some of you may know that the humankind has travelled thousands of miles in search of a specific spice variety, used spices to cure diseases and even started wars over it. Spices have been found by the archeologists in Egyptian tombs from the year 3000 BC and were considered by some cultures as precious as gold. Remember, Christopher Columbus who went in...

The economy of Albanian coffee

by AgroWeb on June 1, 2016

For Albanians coffee is more than just a morning pick-me-up. It’s a culture thing. And it’s a business thing. Albanians do consume approximately 2.3 kg of coffee per capita per year, which is not a big deal of coffee compared to Finnish people who consume 12 kg per capita, or to Serbians who dare to go to 5 kg, but still drinking coffee in Albania means business, because of the high ...

Say YES to Indoor Plants!

by AgroWeb on May 31, 2016

Health and wellbeing of a person depends on the multitude of factors, but having plants in the office or at your apartment can definitely play a beneficial role. AgroWeb compiled 7 reasons why having plants is a great idea, as well as selected 7 plants that work best in the indoor setting. 7 Arguments in Favor of Having Plants 1. Plants Produce Oxygen. This is the most obvious argument in favor ...

Squeezing out profit from Dibra apples

by AgroWeb on May 26, 2016

A smell. A truly exhilarating smell. They say every city has its own smell. And certainly Dibra has its own unique one: the one of linden flowers and apples. Veip Salkurti a born and raised dibran would add another smell: the one of success coming from his Kop Fruit juice made from apples grown in his orchards in Peshkopi. But that is not where the story began. Before producing apple juice ...

The Dazzling Red Poppies of Albania

by AgroWeb on August 19, 2016

Poppy was one of the favorite flowers of Venus, Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. For centuries, poppies have been used as a symbol of eternal rest, sleep, and peace. In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the missing ones as a symbol of remembrance. Even nowadays, poppy is a symbol of sacrifice and remembrance in many European countries and else. Regardless of its symbolic, ...

Eucalyptus – The Glorious Health Benefits

by AgroWeb on May 7, 2016

Eucalyptus actually refers to a large genus of flowering trees. In the 1960s and 1970s, many eucalyptus trees were planted in Albania to diversify the local tree range and it served to raise the popularity of such trees in our country. Since then, Albanians came to directly benefit from the natural advantages eucalyptus offers, even though the name remained a difficult one to spell. Older ...

The Benefits of Mediterranean Bay Leaves

by AgroWeb on September 4, 2016

Albanians have a long history of planting bay laurel in their gardens and terraces. They have discovered unlimited possibilities to use and take the best of these leaves. Bay laurel, this evergreen wonderful tree is believed to bring good fortune to your family and planting it close to homes provides protection from thunder and lightning. Bay leaves come from Laurus Nobilis family and it mostly ...

Fruits and Vegetables that Resemble to Body Organs

by AgroWeb on December 14, 2016

All really don’t know the implication of the statement “You Are What You Eat” however; you will discover that good-for-you foods and your body parts have a closer resemblance than you thought after looking at some interesting comparison. If looking at a slice of carrot from a distance, you can easily recognize it resembles an eye. Then see closely and you will find a pattern of ...

10 Surprising Sources of Calcium

by AgroWeb on April 28, 2016

Researchers have shown that an average adult needs a daily dose of around 1000 mg of calcium to keep his/her teeth healthy and bones strong. That works out to about three cups of milk a day according to scientist. Vegans and people with lactose intolerance have often faced limited choices when it comes to getting nutritional value from non-dairy products. The truth is they can enjoy an ocean of ...

The Modern Re-Invention of an Ancient Legume

by AgroWeb on April 21, 2016

Chickpeas are not a new product. They were mentioned in the Holy Books and were prized by the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. For millennia, chick peas were a staple food for many populations. Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, ...

Organic Pesticides a Novelty in Albania

by AgroWeb on April 20, 2016

Every person consumes approximately 4 liters of pesticides a year. 400 chemical residues remain on our body. More than 3,000 chemical additives are collected in the food we eat. If you are curious to know what they do to your body, just keep reading. All these chemicals, according to researchers can "cloud" the mind, trick the senses, also cause or contribute to a wide range of diseases...