by AgroWeb on February 7, 2017

Albanians spend 1,7% of food budget for Citrus

Last year, consumer spending for citrus had a direct contribution of 1.7% in the budget dedicated to food and non-alcoholic drinks. According to data published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the largest contribution within this category remains costs for oranges and mandarins, namely around 50% of the overall expenditure. According to ATA, even the vegetable yield scored a rise. The ...

by AgroWeb on January 11, 2017

Albanian Lavender - The Purple Magic of Medicinal Herbs Export

“Every taste, every smell tells a tale,”goes an old English saying. Indeed. Smells get always related to special memories, particular places, and reminisce dear yet nostalgic times. Does any scent of Albania really exist? The famous myrtle flower aroma, which has always featured in traditional songs, poems and history books? The soft and distinctive laurel scent? The calming and ...

by AgroWeb on December 29, 2016

Holidays Increase Product Prices

Together with Christmas tree decorations, school and work Christmas vacation and holiday’s plans, winter holiday time is associated with another annual tradition: consumer basket price increase. Retailers use an increased demand for food items, vegetables, fruits, and drinks during the holiday season, spiking the prices accordingly for Christmas and New Year. Although price volatility in ...

by AgroWeb on December 23, 2016

The new surprising colors of Albanian carrots

Carrots are the most famous vegetables in many cuisines. They are also a generally favorite vegetable for many consumers worldwide. Everybody knows the carrot’s nutritional and health values, but there are some secrets and interesting facts about carrots that Agroweb will reveal to you.  Health Benefits of Carrots. The health benefits of carrots- from lowering cholesterol to preventing...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

All End-of-Year prices and origin of products on offer

On the verge of end-of-year festivities, expenditures of Albanian families for food products peak. But the long-standing dilemma is always going to be the same, whether Albanians believe products they buy should be locally grown or of foreign imported ones. In this stage of the year, in December, numerous Albanian areas provide local fruits and vegetables with much convenient prices than those of...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

Months of Agriculture - Panariti: Albanian products compete on international markets for quality

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Waters Management, held on Wednesday “The Albanian Wine Festival”, an activity in the framework of Agriculture Months dedicated to promotion of Albanian products, reports the Albanian Telegraphic Agency ATA. In attendance of this activity were Minister of Agriculture, Edmond Panariti, representatives of different wineries, other ...

by AgroWeb on December 19, 2016

New Green Leaf in Town, Meet the Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves, which grows in a spherical head resembling cabbage. It is different from the green lettuce that we are used to buy in Albania, not only because of its paler green color, but also the shape is different as it features a more pronged form. The Iceberg lettuce has recently started to be cultivated in Albania as an alternative to the ...

by AgroWeb on March 24, 2017

Albanian Almond fruits boosting longevity

Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Albanian is blessed with almond trees that manage to meet some of the local market’s demand. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts. Just a handful of nutrient-rich almonds a day helps promote heart health and prevent weight gain, and it may even help fight diseases like ...

by AgroWeb on November 15, 2016

Unique benefits of Albanian Broad Beans

Broad beans possess sweet, tender and succulent taste with mild flavor. Apart from their taste, it is rich in protein and fiber content. Albania is blessed with considerable production of broad beans, especially in the Korça and Pogradec regions. The main characteristic of the Albanian broad beans is their freshness and richness in unique nutritional values. In 100 grams, Broad beans ...

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 March 9, 2017

Cornbread - The Real Albanian Integral Bread

Cornbread is one of the most ancient meals in Albanian kitchens. It was often perceived as the meal of our predecessors. Our grandfathers are still crazy about cornbread which represents a really healthy delicious meal that reminds them of difficult times but also happy moments around the kitchen table. Cornbread is made with corn flour. This grain is rich in healthy nutrients. Corn meal provides ...

by AgroWeb on March 4, 2017

Lemon - The longevity fruit

Lemon is a sublime fruit that never runs out of fashion. People have plenty of reasons to love or dislike the fruit. The truth is that life is not tasteful without lemon. Lemon is a fruit that we cannot live without. Here are ten reasons why. Lemon water. It is scientifically proven that drinking lemon water on an empty stomach is a fantastic habit. Lemon water is hydrating and helps with ...

by AgroWeb on November 21, 2016

Organic Albania, why it matters

When the Head of FAO Jose Graziano Da Silva paid a visit in Tirana back in December last year he was crystal clear on what is expected out of Albania: “The country needs to act in regards food security by having healthier soils and investing in organic farming”. Da Silva’s words didn’t get lost in the echo, but they seem to be taken by the letter. To understand that, you ...