by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

What do you need to know about minerals

Minerals are essential nutrients required by the organism. Our body requires certain quantities of daily minerals to have a normal development. Calcium, phosphorous and magnesium are the building blocks of our skeleton. Furthermore calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus are plant based minerals. Potassium, sodium, iron, nitrogen, calcium, zinc and iodine  are essential and necessary for our ...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

Spinach and Strawberry Salad- Strong benefits

Dark green leaves of spinach look great served together with red strawberries, but they're so much more than a pretty presentation. Together they complement and improve total nutritional value. One sometimes contributes nutrients that its counterpart lacks, while other nutrients increase from trace amounts individually to significant nutritional value when the two are combined. Read below the ...

by AgroWeb on May 9, 2017

Health benefits of Aloe Vera Oil

This essential oil is made by combining the Aloe vera plant with a fatty oil. The majority of the health advantages offered by aloe vera originate from its water-retaining, fleshy leaves– particularly the nutrient-rich gel obtained from them. It’s usually the leaves or gel which is used to make the oil. The Ancient Egyptians highly valued the plant like a cure for infections, rashes, ...

by AgroWeb on May 9, 2017

Health benefits of mixed berries juice

Each type of berry has its own unique taste and nutritional profile. Maximize the health benefits found in berries by enjoying a variety of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. A diet rich in berries is good for disease prevention and overall health. Berries are powerful super-foods rich in nutrient and antioxidants. Berries are packed with fibre, vitamin C, folate, and ...

by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

Frozen Fruits Can Be Fruits on Ice

The process of freezing fruit allows you to eat it at your own pace without worrying about wasting it. Additionally, freezing fruit enables you to consume fruit regardless of the season. As a whole, the nutrient content is not negatively impacted by this process, which can even preserve some specific nutrients better than fresh options. Water-Soluble Vitamins When you flash-freeze fruit, the ...

by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

Open Sesame - The Old and New Seed

According to an Assyrian legend, when the gods met to create the world, they drank wine made from sesame seeds. While sesame seeds have been grown in tropical regions throughout the world since prehistoric times, traditional myths hold that their origins go back even further. These seeds were thought to have first originated in India and were mentioned in early Hindu legends. In these legends, ...

by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

The outstanding benefits of drinking jasmine tea

Jasmine flower is very popular worldwide for its beauty, fantastic fragrance and cultural and industrial importance. Jasmine originated in the western Himalayan region of China. It is basically found in the temperate zones of tropical regions all over the world. This type of flower is widely cultivated in India. The name jasmine came from a Persian word Yasmin that means the gift of god. Jasmine ...

by AgroWeb on May 7, 2017

Red Onions vs White Onions, Which One’s Healthier?

When it comes to onions, we have plenty of choices, red, yellow, or white. Have you ever wondered which type of onion is healthier? Albanians love them so much, to the point onions produced in Albania fulfill the need of 90% of the market demand, with the regions of Korça and Elbasan with the highest production, respectively with 94940 kv and 72.529 kv, while nationally we produce around ...

by AgroWeb on May 7, 2017

Winter is coming and so is beef jerky

Winter is the season of beef jerky. In many mountainous and remote areas of Albania, people dry their favorite meat to use it for colder days and nights. Beef jerky can be heated in an oven or even used as a side dish in combination with beans and pickles, the favorite winter recipe for every Albanian household. Beef jerky is not only delicious, but also full of health benefits. They used the ...

by AgroWeb on May 6, 2017

Cheese and Nut Amazing Pairings

It’s a good time of year to entertain. It’s cold outside, so everyone could use a glass of wine (or two) and a plate full of snacks to warm up. Everyone is searching for plates that look and taste amazing but aren’t too time consuming to make. An over-flowing cheese plate checks all the boxes! Be it soft or strong, feta or kackavall, cheese is the main ingredient in Albanians ...

by AgroWeb on May 6, 2017

Chinese companies exporting Blue Strawberry Seeds

The latest novel product is coming from China and they call it - The Blue Strawberry. Chinese scientists have taken the red garden variety Fragaria x ananassa and genetically modified it. But we’re not talking about a simple GMO fruit or vegetable. The Chinese claim is that scientists have injected the plants’ seeds with certain genes coming from an arctic fish called Liopsetta ...

by AgroWeb on May 6, 2017

Try Aloe Vera Against Winter Ailnesses

Aloe Vera is loaded with a wide range of health benefits in addition to exerting a rejuvenating and soothing effect on your skin. Although this succulent plant has been used as a traditional medicine and as a natural cosmetic agent, its use as an effective natural remedy for various clinical conditions has increased only in the recent times.  Cough and cold: Aloe Vera contains antibacterial ...

by AgroWeb on May 6, 2017

Why Is Diet and Light Soda Bad for You?

One of the biggest culprits of malnutrition is diet soda. With attention-grabbing promises like “zero-calorie” and “sugar-free,” diet sodas certainly speak the language of healthy foods. But take a look closer and you’ll notice the meaning of those words becomes less genuine. Diet sodas aren’t the health-conscious, dream-come-true beverages they claim to be. ...

by AgroWeb on May 5, 2017

Tasteful Homemade Garlic Powder

Making homemade garlic powder is a great way to use up extra garlic hanging around your kitchen. Fresh garlic powder is great way to sprinkle on a kick of savory flavor to any dish. Making your own garlic powder might seem intimidating, especially when you can just buy some at the store. But fear not; making your own garlic powder is really easy, and it will taste so much better than the ...

by AgroWeb on May 5, 2017

Energizing beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice

All the time you must stay healthy and energetic instead of fluey and coldy! And this AgroWeb recipe of beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice is the perfect answer. It’s such an easy thing to add into your diet as it takes five minutes to make, the ingredients are really easy to find and it tastes amazing any time of the day. Juicing is the best way to feed your cells goodness too as it ...

by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

Albanian Dried Figs Dominate the Palate

Delicious, sweet fig fruit is one of the popular fruits enjoyed since ancient times. Fig is rich in natural health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins. Dried figs, indeed, are highly concentrated source of minerals and vitamins. Botanically figs belong to the mulberry family (Moraceae), in the genus: Ficus. Scientific name: Ficus carica. Albania has a long tradition of ...

by AgroWeb on May 3, 2017

Walnut treats from Albanian Alps communities

Walnut paste is a delicious traditional Albanian dessert that is not well known across Albania, let alone the world. AgroWeb.org has recently found out about it and was shocked to discover that we were not the only one to be unaware of this dessert. The paste originated in the Mediterranean countries since the ancient times. It is a delicacy that can be found in the Northern Albania, which ...

by AgroWeb on May 3, 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 May 2, 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 May 1, 2017

How to make the perfect Albanian olive paste

While there is still a little light left in the evenings, it's only right and proper to embrace every last opportunity to sit out a while with a well-chilled drink – heaven knows there will be time enough to huddle round the fire with a warming cup of tea once autumn girds its loins in earnest. To really string out that holiday feeling, you can't get much more Mediterranean than olive paste...