by AgroWeb on April 24, 2017

Foods to improve your memory naturally

Our brains are powerful organic machines. They control all thought, movement, and sensation while calculating and reacting with blistering speed. The brain is constantly working, even when we sleep. This also makes our brain the most energy greedy organ in our bodies, weighing only 2% of our total body weight but consuming more than 20% of our caloric intake. Focus on adding good plant-based ...

by AgroWeb on April 24, 2017

Top Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables

You’ve heard about the benefits of antioxidants, and through AgroWeb.org articles you’ve learned about what they are and what they do for your body and mind. But which fruits and vegetables are the best sources? Here are top fruits and vegetables that are the top sources of antioxidants. Wild Blueberries Don’t let these little berries fool you, they rank number 1 in ...

by AgroWeb on April 24, 2017

Nettles and Ginger Tea to Improve Vitality

Making a nettle infusion or tea adds absorbable stress reducing nutrients into your diet. It easily provides natural, health promoting nourishment. Ginger is great for your digestion and improves circulation and blood flow. Together they are a winner. The grassiness of the nettles is offset by the spicy ginger. Stinging nettles are a power house of gentle natural nutrition. A stinging nettle ...

by AgroWeb on April 23, 2017

Grow A Small Bay Tree At Home - How to do it

Many nurseries and garden centers will have a bay tree in their herbal area. If you'd rather take a cutting to propagate it, then follow these steps: Take a heel cutting, a fresh shoot or tip in early summer or in autumn/fall. Cut from a mature bay tree. The cutting should be about 8-10 cm in length. Remove the upper and lower leaves from the cutting. Put the cutting into a container filled with...

by AgroWeb on April 20, 2017

White Tea vs Green Tea

Most people are unaware that White Tea and Green Tea are produced from the same bush. The tea plant is called Camellia Sinensis and can be found cultivated throughout large parts of Asia. The core difference between the two teas is mostly noted through their harvest time. White tea leaves are picked from the tea plants at a much earlier time in relation to their maturity. The small immature buds ...

by AgroWeb on April 20, 2017

Properties and Benefits of Acacia Honey

Acacia honey is one the best types of honey. There are two things that make acacia honey better than all the others: the fact that it’s the least allergenic of all honey types and its ability to crystalize very slowly. Add its antimicrobial and antiseptic action, low pollen content, healing properties, energizing effect and antioxidant action and you have an incredible healthy natural ...

by AgroWeb on April 20, 2017

The Truth About Crystallized Honey - Good or Bad?

Most people don't understand what makes honey thick or runny. Some assume thick honey is raw and thin, and watery water has been heated. This is not true. Raw honey is not always thicker than processed honey. Warm honey will be runnier but will eventually return to its original viscosity when cooled. So, viscosity is not a sure way to judge whether your honey is raw or has been pasteurized. ...

by AgroWeb on April 21, 2017

No Metal Spoons For Honey

There are experts who believe that the acids in honey can decompose copper and iron and produce toxic salts and so generally metal spoons should not be used to avoid the change of honey taste or transfer of undesirable metallic substances. However, this is surprising because most beekeepers' equipment is made of stainless steel, thus it very unlikely that the brief contact between the honey and ...

by AgroWeb on April 23, 2017

Red Albanian Tomatoes - Season's Best Products

Tomatoes are among the best products of April. The solar-greenhouse tomatoes from Divjaka and Kutalli (Berat) are the first to be present in the market. Albanian tomatoes are exported everywhere even in Russia. If we will refer to the quantity of exported products, vegetables and fruits are queens of our lands. Albania exports 52 thousand tons of vegetables, from which 34 thousand tons of ...

by AgroWeb on April 19, 2017

The unique values of green wild plants of Albania

The wild plants of Albania, rich in curative values, have found a broad usage in Albanian culinary but Herbalists have valued them as a medicine for a variety of health problems for 1,000 years at least. People have used the extraordinary properties of these plants like pigweed, chicory and endives in traditional medicine. Read below their values according to experts AgroWeb.org Endives These ...

by AgroWeb on April 19, 2017

Swiss Chard, Nettles, Chenopodium - Extraordinary health values

Wild lettuce are among the richest plants with exceptional value and are found everywhere in Albania. Part of this family are the plants similar to spinach, but mainly grow in the wild such as Swiss Chard, Nettles and Chenopodium. Read their generous values listed by AgroWeb.org. Hot Stinging Nettles We all know that prescription medications for allergies have many side effects but nettle has ...

by AgroWeb on April 18, 2017

Albanian Blueberries - The Hard Facts of The Miraculous Minifruits

Here are 10 health benefits of blueberries selected by AgroWeb: 1. Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients. The blueberry is a flowering shrub that produces berries that are colored blue to purple, also known as blueberries. Blueberries are small, around 5-16 millimeters in diameter, and have a flared crown at the end. Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. 2. Blueberries are ...

by AgroWeb on April 13, 2017

Europe says no to tainted chicken meat from Brazil. What about Albania?

htetet evropiane vazhdojnë të sekuestrojnë, bllokojnë dhe heqin nga tregu tonelata me mish pule që importohet nga Brazili. Vetëm në datën 12 Prill 2017, Gjermania dhe Spanja bllokuan dy ngarkesa të tjera me tonelata mish pule skandaloz nga Brazili. Vetëm gjatë vitit 2017, tetë vende të Bashkimit Evropian, Britania e Madhe, Hollanda...

by AgroWeb on April 14, 2017

Spring Festivity brings increase in egg demand

‘All life comes from an egg’ as an old Latin proverb goes. The truth is that in all cultures and traditions all over the world egg is the emblem of life and as such is used in all spring holidays. Egg sales typically doubles at this time of year annually, data shows. This happens in European countries and in Albania as well. In the weeks leading up to Easter weekend, Albanian Egg ...

by AgroWeb on April 13, 2017

How to make Lavender Honey

Lavender honey is a treat everyone should enjoy at some point. AgroWeb.org will present you the simple recipe if you are not fortunate to find Lavender honey that has been made naturally from bees harvesting nectar from a Lavender field. Either fresh or dried Lavender flowers may be used to make this Lavender honey recipe. Gather Lavender flowers just prior to use choosing ones of good color or ...

by AgroWeb on April 15, 2017

The Wild Tomatoes of Albanian Highlands

Looking at physalis fruits, you are likely to think that they are orange tomatoes. Eat the fruit, and you will say its taste is a combination of strawberries and tomatoes. Its botanic name is Physalis Alkekengi. This strange-looking fruit can be sometimes found in the wild in different parts of Albania. They are mostly found in the Upper Shkodra highlands, in Malësi e Madhe, Northern Alps as...

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2017

16 Million USD to support Albanian farmers - Indigenous products a priority

In early May, Albanian Ministry of Agriculture will launch the new subsidy scheme applications for Albanian farmers. This year amounts is forecasted to be up to 16 Million USD. Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture says that priority will be the farmers who grow indigenous Albanian products. "If you will plant indigenous cultivars then you will receive 600 thousand USD compared to 500 ...

by AgroWeb on April 10, 2017

Health Benefits of Zucchini

Did you know that zucchini, which originates in the Americas, is actually botanically a fruit, although considered a vegetable everywhere? Zucchini belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo, which includes pumpkins and cucumbers. Read below AgroWeb.org list on health benefits of fresh zucchini. Benefits of Zucchini 1. Helps In Weight Management Zucchini is low-calorie and is perfect to substitute ...

by AgroWeb on April 15, 2017

Truly Albanian! Mountain Tea Flavored Ice Cream

Mountain tea is the most popular Albanian hot drink, but do you want to know how to turn such a national drink into a truly Albanian ice cream flavor? The Albanian Mountain tea ice cream is perfect as a sweet and refreshing dessert after a traditional Albanian meal for locals and international visitors. Note: An ice cream maker does help, but if you are not using an ice cream maker, the mixture ...

by AgroWeb on April 4, 2017

Airborne sand and dust to sweep Albania

Sandstorms and dust storms occur because of strong heating in the air over the desert, causing strong instability in the lower layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. As a result, strong winds blow loose sand and dirt from a dry surface as fine particles are transported for hundreds and thousands of kilometers according to Meteoalb. The main problem of these storms is that they have a significant ...

by AgroWeb on April 6, 2017

Blackberry vs Blueberry - Benefits and Virtues

Perhaps you have already heard of super fruits. Such fruits are, pound for pound, the most nutritious fruits in existence. Two of the most popular super fruits today are blackberries and blueberries. The blackberry and the blueberry are tremendously nutritious as they are excellent sources of vitamins and iron. Yet, the most remarkable property of these fruits is their richness in antioxidant ...

by AgroWeb on April 6, 2017

Wild Garlic - The magical healing plant

The healing properties of this herb are rarely known. Every doctor of alternative medicine recommends this herb. This herb is called ramsons or poison killer, wild or bear garlic. It is used for reducing inflammation of the mucous membrane, eliminating parasites from the intestines. According to AgroWeb.org informations, for many years in folk medicine ramsons is used as a healing herb which ...

by AgroWeb on April 15, 2017

Hot'N'Cold - Rosemary Tea and Best Friends

Rosemary is a member of the mint family. This herb has a good source of fiber, iron and contains antioxidants: carnosic acid and carnosol. Rosemary also contains many phytochemicals like rosmarinic acid, camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, and betulinic acid. You can use rosemary tea as an herbal remedy to support the brain and the memory functions. The rosemary is also mood enhancing, anti-...

by AgroWeb on April 2, 2017

Beer vs. Wine

There has been a long running debate on which is the better alcoholic beverage overall ‘“ is it beer or wine? However, to determine the answer to this question we need to specify the meaning of the word ‘better’. Nevertheless, both beverages are good. It’s probably just a matter of preference. Both can be used in cooking, and have their respective health contributions...

by AgroWeb on April 20, 2017

Different types of Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit in the planet. Rich in sweetness, and high in vitamins and minerals, bananas are used in wide variables for different purposes. Bananas are used medically; high in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia. Banana is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect food for ...

by AgroWeb on April 11, 2017

How to Grow Peonies At Home

Peonies are outrageously beautiful in bloom in springtime, with lush foliage all summer long. Peony plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves; they do not respond well to transplanting. Peony flowers are perennials that come back every spring to take your breath away. The plants may live longer than you do—some have been known to thrive ...

by AgroWeb on March 29, 2017

Europe alarmed over Brazilian chicken meat infected with Salmonella

These are difficult times for worldwide meat products exported from Brazil. Few days after allegations of chemicals used in beef meat at meatpacking plants in Brazil were made public, European markets are facing another storm in regards to poultry products originating from Brazil. On March 29, 2017 the European Union Rapid Alert System for Product Safety Control raised the alarm among member ...

by AgroWeb on April 7, 2017

Magic Benefits of Juniper Tea

Juniper is a short to medium-height tree that grows wild in some parts of Europe, and especially Albania. There are many varieties of juniper, but Juniperus communis is the most common. Alternative medicine uses the juniper berry to make medicine. Juniper is used for digestion problems including upset stomach, intestinal gas, heartburn, bloating, and loss of appetite, as well as gastrointestinal...

by AgroWeb on April 3, 2017

Romanesco salad: Health Benefits and Ways to Prepare

Romanesco is one of those cool-looking veggies you’ve seen but are hesitating to taste. It’s in the broccoli/cauliflower family, and it looks like hundreds of tiny fractals. It’s found most commonly in Italy and recently you find it in Albanian market with a price of 400 ALL per kg. Definitely one of the more delicious of the odd-looking veggies around. Here are some of the ...

by AgroWeb on March 29, 2017

Agro-Business Forum Albania-Turkey: Boosting agricultural cooperation

Tirana hosted the Agro-Business Forum Albania- Turkey with the participation of Agriculture Minister Edmond Panariti and Turkish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Animal Farming, Faruk Çelik . Also in attendance of this event were senior officials of both countries, representatives of 49 Turkish companies operating in agriculture, processing of agricultural products as well as potential ...