by AgroWeb on January 27, 2017

Foods High in Vitamin P

Vitamin P is a rarely used collective term for a plant classification known as flavonoids, or bioflavonoids -- the terms more commonly used. Flavonoids are pigments that produce yellow or red-blue coloring in plants. Along with color, they provide plants with protection from attacks from insects, fungi and microbes. They're also linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention. While ...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

The Good Reasons for Having Pickle Juice

Athletes have been sipping this briny beverage for years. Experts didn’t know all the reasons why pickle juice was good to drink after exercising. They just knew that it seemed to help relieve cramps. They were right. It appears to help with muscle cramps, plus more. Here’s a look at 10 healthy benefits of drinking pickle juice. 1. It soothes muscle cramps Dehydrated men experienced...

by AgroWeb on January 23, 2017

5 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism

Metabolism refers to the body process by which the foods that you eat or drink are converted into energy. You can increase the rate of weight loss by boosting your metabolic rate, and the following foods can help activate hormones that do just that: Garlic Garlic contains an antioxidant called glutathione, which is known to help the liver cleanse the body of chemicals that can disrupt hormones...

by AgroWeb on January 22, 2017

Lemon Essential Oil - The Golden Investment

Lemon oil is associated with the ancient Roman goddess of youth, Juventas. This goes to show that lemon essential oil had significance in the great Roman civilization. Lemon oil is an essential oil extracted from the rinds of the lemon. The peel of a lemon contains many aromatic oils and volatile compounds. These make up the lemon essential oil, which is a sharp smelling, citrus flavored oil. ...

by AgroWeb on January 20, 2017

Magic of Algae – Get to know Spirulina

With the surge in eating clean in recent years, it’s no wonder that you’re hearing of new foods as part of this movement. It’s all about getting rid of processed foods and welcoming natural, healthy, and even holistic foods as part of this clean eating effort. One such food that has come to the forefront, which continues to gain a great deal of attention, is spirulina. You might...

by AgroWeb on January 18, 2017

Home remedies and natural treatments of cough

As the winter approaches you struggle with cough. We all know how disrupting, irritating and painful a cough can be. Especially if it prevents you sleeping at night or if your job involves a lot of speaking and the cough prevents you from doing it. In some cases, to get rid of it, it may be necessary to take some cough suppressing medicines but often, simple substances in your kitchen can help you...

by AgroWeb on January 18, 2017

Albanian Pickles as an Expression of Art

I remember being a little girl and watching my grandma make lakër turshi: hours of cutting cabbage and carrots, sterilizing the jars and adding the spices. I remember trying it not-marinated and complain that it wasn’t good, with grandma telling me that it would become delicious in winter. Upon seeing the look of skepticism on my face, she would say: “Put your ladybug sticker on ...

by AgroWeb on January 17, 2017

Pomegranate and Dates for Life

Glorious, red pomegranates and their Middle Eastern sister, luscious toffee-like dates, are delicious, increasingly trendy, and healthy to boot. As it turns out, when consumed together they are a winning combination in the war against heart disease. Just half a glass of pomegranate juice a day with a handful of dates can do the trick! A team of researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of ...

by AgroWeb on January 12, 2017

The Advantages of Using the Leafy Carrot Greens

The leafy tops attached to fresh carrots in the form of umbrella-like clusters are referred to as carrot greens. You may not find them quite often in the grocery or supermarket as these leafy tops are removed to improve the shelf life of carrots because they continue drawing out the moisture from the roots drying the vegetable quickly. But if you are interested in them, you just need to hit the ...

by AgroWeb on January 8, 2017

Boza, the values and a story of Albanian roots

Ottoman or Albanian? Which is the real origin of Boza? Maybe no one knows but the story of Boza would not be complete with a mention of Vefa Bozacısı, an Albanian family run store near Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul that was opened in 1876. Its main store is still in the original wooden building where the founding father began his trade. One of the most important changes he made was to ...

by AgroWeb on January 7, 2017

Get Back On Track After Holidays

With the holiday season, for many it is a high time to start making New Year resolutions, which often include eating right, losing weight and so on. Thinking about how our food choices affect our well-being becomes especially relevant with the Christmas/ New Year, just passed us. Unfortunately, Christmas and New Year celebration and all the binge eating and drinking that comes with it leave our ...

by AgroWeb on January 6, 2017

Silicon - A vital mineral of beauty and health

Silicon is known as a beautifying mineral and there are also many health benefits associated with it. It not only causes the strengthening of connective tissues and bones, but is also useful in taking care of nails, hair and skin. The health benefits of silicon also play a vital role in the prevention of atherosclerosis, insomnia, skin disorders and tuberculosis. Silicon is the second most ...

by AgroWeb on January 5, 2017

Chromium - The Sweet Crave Controlling Mineral

Each of us has often felt the urge for salty foods or sweets. There are times when the lusting goes wild and becomes an obsession. While obsessions are dangerous, cravings are a method used by our body to send us signals on the lack of certain nutrients. The subject of our desire for food may not be sufficient to provide a diagnosis on what is happening with our body. However we need to pay ...

by AgroWeb on January 4, 2017

The Healthiest Combination of Ginger and Honey

The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides even more additional bonuses. The health benefits of honey and ...

by AgroWeb on January 2, 2017

Black Garlic - A whole new world of flavor and health

In Taoism mythology, black garlic was rumored to grant immortality. We can’t promise you that, but there’s no doubt that black garlic is great for your health—it’s loaded with nearly twice as many antioxidants as raw garlic. How does garlic become black? They are usually surprised to hear that the unique color, taste, and texture of our product are accomplished without any...

by AgroWeb on December 23, 2016

Albanian Eggs Sell Across Europe

Albanian exports for eggs set new records for volume and value. In 2015 an estimated 7.334 ton of eggs were exported in the international market with a value of 1.452 million Euros with an increase of almost 892% compare to 2014 where a mere 3.218 tons were exported. “It is some time now that the EU market is being open to the exports of Albanian eggs. And we want to encourage the ...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

Growing Magic Blueberries at Home

The gorgeous blueberries grow best in cooler climates, favoring Albania, especially during the wintertime. As blueberries are hard to find and expensive to afford in their fresh state, AgroWeb.org is bringing you tips on how to grow them at home, in your garden and maybe even how to plant them in a small yard. Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the Albanian fruit bowls and are rarely grown...

by AgroWeb on December 21, 2016

Benfits of Albanian Fresh Green Beans

Green beans are one of only a few varieties of beans that can be eaten fresh. Picked when they are still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form, green beans are a great source of folate, fiber and vitamin K. Because of their rich green color, we don't always think about green beans as providing us with important amounts of colorful pigments like carotenoids. But they do! ...

by AgroWeb on December 20, 2016

Thyme - The Timeless Herb of Albania

Ancient Greeks considered Thyme a symbol of courage and sacrifice. At various periods in history, Thyme has been used to treat melancholy, reproductive system ailments, and to improve digestion. In the 18th century, it was recommended as a cure for a hangover. Thyme herb is packed with numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. One ...

by AgroWeb on December 19, 2016

Albanian Pekmez - The gorgeous fruit souvenir

Pekmez, the versatile and natural grape molasses has been a part of Albanian culture for centuries. It's not only a staple part of the Albanian meals, but is also a health remedy that increases the body's blood content and is rich in the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Albania is a country rich in diverse culture, fascinating historical sites and of course amazing food. Everywhere you turn ...