by AgroWeb on December 19, 2016

Check your labels for food additives

All that is natural is good for our kids, even better than any modified food with appealing flavor and colors. International organizations have been forced to take strict measures against food producers regarding the food color additives following news of possible ties with several illnesses including cancer. Nutritionist Rolina Naco told AgroWeb about food that we must avoid, natural additives ...

by AgroWeb on December 15, 2016

How to grow Rosemary At Home

Fragrant, delicious rosemary is a wonderful herb to grow on your own, either indoors in a pot or outside in your garden. Rosemary is generally not hard to grow, and once it taken root, this perennial, woody shrub will thrive for years. Read on to learn how to plant, care for, and harvest rosemary. 1.Get a rosemary cutting. Rosemary is easiest to grow from a cutting, rather than planting seeds. Go...

by AgroWeb on December 15, 2016

What Food Does To Your Brain

What you eat has a direct effect on your brain. This may seem obvious, but experts have put together scientific facts to show just how food affects the functioning of our brains. Here are just a few of the things AgroWeb wants you to know, along with a few pointers from other recent research. Your brain is mostly fat, and it needs fat from food to survive If you took out all the liquid from your...

by AgroWeb on December 14, 2016

Fruits and Vegetables that Resemble to Body Organs

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 ...

by AgroWeb on December 13, 2016

Olive Leaf Magic Benefits

Olive leaf was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt. It is gaining recognition as a powerful defender against sickness and numerous scientific studies have been conducted to investigate the extracts beneficial properties. The reported benefits of olive leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system. ...

by AgroWeb on December 12, 2016

The Dark Side of Taurine - Exploring the Risks

The recent years have ushered in a wave of synthetic, caffeinated high-energy drinks targeted at the youth market. Over the past 10 years, the consumption of caffeinated beverages intended to “energise” has increased significantly. Energy drinks were recently shown to comprise 20% of the total convenience store beverage market. Increasingly, toxicity from taurine and caffeine overdose ...

by AgroWeb on December 10, 2016

Fruit Juice - What to Avoid

As parents struggle to find healthy snacks to give their kids, smoothies, puréed fruit pouches and 100% fruit juices may sound like good options. But it’s not that simple. Parents should also be careful when offering all-fruit products that have little fiber to offset their sugar content, according to experts. That’s because pretty much any purée or juice, whether bought...

by AgroWeb on December 8, 2016

The Wonderful World of Raisins

When was the last time you had some good raisins. This delicious dried and sweet fruit has accompanied in our life journey. It is believed that humans discovered raisins when they happened upon grapes drying on a vine. History books note that raisins were sun-dried from grapes as long ago as 1490 B.C. But several hundred years passed before it was determined which grape variety would make the best...

by AgroWeb on December 8, 2016

How to Make Pomegranate Jam at Home

When fall is the season, our pomegranates finally begin to ripen. These bright red globes hang from the tree like ornaments, sometimes bursting open to reveal hundreds of juicy fruit seeds. But what to do with them? You can eat them straight, juice them, or in this case, make pomegranate jelly with them. Pomegranate Jam Recipe Ingredients 4 cups pomegranate juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 ...

by AgroWeb on November 25, 2016

Wild Olive Oil - The Ultimate Superfood

“If you touch that olive tree, you will say that you are touching a tree. But I will hear through its veins the buzz of the centuries that formed it”. This is how Greek writer Pieridis described oleaster, a wild olive tree that according to Greek myth used to grow in Olimpus, near the Temple of Zeus. Nowadays, oldest recorded olive tree in the world is located in Crete, Greece. ...

by AgroWeb on November 12, 2016

Journey into Rice – Why Darker is Better

Rice is the oldest known food that is still widely consumed today. Archaeologists can date its consumption back to 5000 BC, the time when the first traces of its cultivation in China, India and Thailand appear. The Oryza Sativa family, from which all commercially produced rice comes, can boast over 40,000 different cultivated species. Each rice seed can produce up to 3,000 grains, which is the ...

by AgroWeb on November 22, 2016

Pomegranate flower extracts show heart benefits

Pomegranate flower has bitter and tart taste. That's why we slightly soften it by combining with other tea herbs. Ingredients include milled pomegranate flower, thyme, wild mint, chamomile and lavender. The flower of the pomegranate fruit may possess properties capable of lowering blood sugar, potentially benefiting patients with hyperglycemia and diabetes. A "Journal of Medicinal Food"...

by AgroWeb on November 22, 2016

Home Farming Returns to Albania

Doubtful of the origin of the fruits and vegetables you purchase and consume every day? Choose local products. Have you heard of urban farming? It means growing what we need, near places where we live. In Albania it’s was a well-known practice and it’s coming back. You can get the freshest products money can buy, from your own balcony or backyard. Urban farming adds greenery to cities...

by AgroWeb on November 21, 2016

Northern Blueberries Sell Exclusively Abroad

The wilder the better, the blacker the sweeter. These two criteria make the wild berries of Albania the most sought out product in the EU market but paradoxically not enough into the local market. For the berries of Tropoja, Kukës and Puka, is easier to be traded in Kosova and Montenegro and from there in the EU market, rather than to come down to Tirana or any other city for that matter. &...

by AgroWeb on November 19, 2016

Mallow - Albanian Nature Heritage

Spring is all about greens. Foraging for edible wild greens seems like a new trend but in rural Albania it has been a strong tradition for ages. Anything edible in the wild has long been discovered in this land of plenty. One of the marvels of the edible wild world has to be malva sylvestris. Common mallow is one of the edible greens that grow in every corner of Albania. It is a lovely green and ...

by AgroWeb on November 17, 2016

Spinach - More Than Iron Power

Spinach is available all year round but is in season during the autumn (August-April) It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. There are sound reasons why spinach would produce such results, primarily the fact that it is rich in iron. Iron plays a ...

by AgroWeb on November 17, 2016

Basking in the success of goat farming

Life starts early for Fabian Demi. It’s 5.50 am and he wakes up by the alarm clock drilling him into consciousness. That is probably the worst part of being a goat farmer. After a quick coffee and a glass of goat milk, it only takes few minutes to walk down the yard to the farm building, a commute many people would be envious of. The next three hours are probably the busiest of the day for ...

by AgroWeb on November 15, 2016

Ginseng Roots - Rich in Values and Price

It sounds like something very exotic that reminds you of beautiful geishas and samurai fighters, but Ginseng tea is China’s pride and not Japan’s. Regardless of the debate on the origins of the tea, ginseng is popular worldwide for its great health benefits of ginseng tea that include a reduced risk of developing cancer, relief from menstrual problems, reduction in obesity, ...

by AgroWeb on November 13, 2016

New Findings about the Traditionally Valuable Cloves

Cloves are one of the most beloved spices in Albanian cuisine. We use cloves in all of our dishes. We love cloves in deserts and go crazy about it in tea and other meals. However benefits deriving from cloves go beyond its lovely flavor. It is scientifically proven that cloves (dried bud of the flower from the tree) offer many health benefits, some of which include providing aid in digestion, ...

by AgroWeb on November 8, 2016

The Wonderful Benefits of Okra Water

Okra is fast gaining a reputation as a so-called 'superfood' for people with or at risk of diabetes. Commonly referred to as ladyfingers, or by its biological names Abelmoschus esculentus and Hibiscus esculentus, okra is known to have a positive effect on blood sugar control, among many other health benefits. A powerhouse of valuable nutrients, okra provides numerous health benefits. Known as a ...