by AgroWeb on May 27, 2017

Juice With Fennel - The Unsung Miracle Herb

Juicing fennel is a great way to reap all the many health benefits fennel offers. Long utilized in the Mediterranean world as both a food ingredient and a cure-all, this nutrient-rich herb possess antibacterial and immune-boosting properties, and anecdotal evidence suggests fennel may also help alleviate anemia and indigestion. Fennel juice combines well with juices of other fruits and vegetables...

by AgroWeb on May 27, 2017

Delicious Sweet Juicy - Health Benefits of Peaches

Tornado, Samurai, Banzai, big red and Ninja are not just some cartoon heroes. They are peaches varieties with fuzzy, velvety skin. Nectarines, have a smooth outer surface, and feminine names like Adriana, Venus, Morsiani. But there are also peaches with female names as Sophia. Albania is rich in peaches. The most well-known zones are Peshkopia, Korça but also Shkodra. The health benefits ...

by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

Plastic Rise - Statement by the Embassy of China in Albania

Following some recent publications on international media such as the BBC and the European Union's reports on the risk of plastic rice from China, and its coverage at AgroWeb.org, the Chinese Embassy in Albania referring to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, declares that, Government of China pays great attention to the quality and safety of rice exported...

by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

50,7 % of Albanian Employees Work in Agriculture

The sector of agriculture and services record the highest percentage of employees. The figures published by Statistics Institute, INSTAT, show that in 2016, 50,7 % of labor force are employees in agriculture, forestry and fishery and 17,8 % are clerks and employees of sales and services. Agriculture remains one of the most potential sectors in Albania. Agriculture as the main source of employment...

by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

Black Cherries for Wonderful Well Being

Black cherries are one of the most popular sweet cherry varieties produced in Albania. Black cherry, or prunus serotina rosaceae, is part of the rose family. The skin of this sweet cherry is a deep burgundy, almost black in color. Other black, sweet cherry varieties include Sam, Schmidt, Ulster, Vista, Black Republican and Black Tartarian. The recommended serving size of fresh black cherries is ...

by AgroWeb on May 25, 2017

Albania launches probe on use of palm oil in dairy industry

Albanian authorities have launched a probe on the use of palm oil in dairy product in the country. The investigation was driven by concerns made public by Fiks Fare show at Top Channel, which revealed that palm oil was used in dairy products. Labels of the analyzed samples did not contain information on the palm oil used for the product. Albania’s National Food Authority announced that it ...

by AgroWeb on May 27, 2017

Rosemary Tea - The Hot and Cold Benefits

The history of rosemary tea is as old as the rosemary plant. The rosemary herb was used since the ancient times for strengthening the memory of a person. Rosemary was also considered as a cure for poor digestion, muscle aches and joint disorders. Salicylic acid – Salicylic acid is present in the tea which is forerunner of aspirin. That’s why the tea is commonly and effectively used ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

How to grow Thyme at Home

Thymes are versatile, indeed - more than fifty varieties are judged useful for culinary or ornamental gardens! Its flavor heightens that of most any food. Types of Thyme The thyme most often used in cooking is know as English thyme (a form of Thymus vulgaris). Like the other thymes, it has woody stems with small oval leaves. It can reach 8 to 12 inches high, though some varieties are smaller. ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Lemon, Garlic and Honey for colds and immunity

We all know there is no real cure for the common cold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 200 different viruses that can lead to colds. And because we are dealing with viruses, antibiotics are ineffective. Absolutely all the medication we take for colds is meant to combat the symptoms and not the cause. Most people heal themselves without ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Heather Honey Amazing benefits

 Heather honey has a high reputation. It’s a strong one, the love-or-hate type. Heather honey benefits for health are connected mainly to its high antioxidant activity. In Great Britain, it is highly prized by connoisseurs and known as the “Rolls Royce” of honey. Heather, on its botanical name Calluna vulgaris, is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Onion and Garlic Health Remedy

Onion it is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in history, with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Onion has antimicrobial effect against tested microbes, because it is a rich source of flavonoids, polyphenols, organic sulfur, saponins and many other secondary metabolites, which are mainly responsible for its medicinal activities. Honey, has also antimicrobial effect against tested ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Albania's quality agroproducts are building a reputation abroad

‘Made in Albania’ products making it to the stands of U.S. supermarkets! This is the ultimate American Dream to Albanians, but is also the Albanian Reality to the Americans. While visiting Albania, David Reside, Division Chief, Office of Europe and Eurasia Country Affairs is optimistic and encouraging to Albanian agribusinesses. He describes them as impressive and amazing. “I am...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Kosova Flija Represents Albanian Cuisine in Food Fest

FlijaFest will start on May 21 at the Göktürk Picnic Area in Bayrampaşa district of Istanbul. This festival is where one of the most distinctive foods of Kosovo cuisine, flija, is prepared in a four-hour process and presented. Flija, a traditional pastry which requires an exhausting preparation process, is a representation of the remembrance of the hard times the Kosovar people have ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Blueberries and Raspberries to Cultivate in Albania Low Lands

USAID Albania AAC Lushnja specialists helped farmers in Kafaraj, Fier to plant raspberries and blueberries plants. The purpose of the trials is to evaluate blueberry and raspberry production in order to diversify production. USAID is helping farmers to introduce local berry production to compete with pricey imports. The USAID Albania economic growth programs for the Albanian agriculture sector ...

by AgroWeb on May 18, 2017

Cucumber Varieties and Their Benefits

Cucumbers have a fresh, light flavor. Their crunchy-when-thick and crispy-when-thin texture is a wonderful addition to salads. Get the best from cucumbers with AgroWeb.org information on how to buy and store these cool summer vegetables. How to Choose Cucumbers Look for firm cucumbers, without blemishes or soft spots, which can indicate they have started to rot. They should be dark green without...

by AgroWeb on May 18, 2017

Grass Pea, the forgotten legume rich in nutritional value

The Grass Pea has the highest level of proteins among all other legumes. Interest for growing the grass pea is high, but information on its nutritional value is limited. The truth is that grass pea is one of the most ancient legumes in human history. Their first trace was noted in ancient Babylonia, more than 4000 years ago. The grass pea later witnessed a massive expansion in the Mediterranean ...

by AgroWeb on May 17, 2017

Natural food for Spring Allergies

Fifty percent of people with asthma have attacks triggered by allergens, such as molds, dust mites, and animal dander. Of course, you can have allergies without asthma. You can have hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), which is when your immune system mistakes pollen from grass, trees, or weeds for a foreign invader and revs up its defenses, triggering sneezing, red and itchy eyes, a stuffed ...

by AgroWeb on May 21, 2017

The Citrus Honey Specs and Benefits

Why citrus? Why not orange honey, or lemon honey? What is citrus honey meaning? Well, we use this terminology for 2 reasons: 1. Because usually there is not only one specific orchard. Different species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars of citrus are all common to Mediterranean countries. They are cultivated for the production of fruits and aromatic essences and are placed next to each other. All ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2017

Tons of Brazilian Chicken Meat Affected by Salmonella Seized at the Albanian Port of Durrës

A 26-tonne chicken load from Brazil, which has resulted in Salmonella's content, has also arrived in Albania. This news comes after the release of some articles by AgroWeb.org about the meat risk from Brazil and its blockage in several European countries, where it also talked about a real risk to the Albanian consumer. Today the Albanian Food Control Authority AKU announces that it has recently ...

by AgroWeb on May 16, 2017

Chestnut Honey - The Darkest Yet Brightest Honey

The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as beeches and oaks. For thousands of years the chestnut was a primary source of nutrition in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean where grains did not grow well. The primary honey producer, the sweet chestnut tree (Castanea sativa) is common in Europe as well as in Albania. Chestnut honey has a strong aromatic taste and a slightly bitter after ...

by AgroWeb on May 18, 2017

The Royal Quince Jam of Albanian Tradition

 Quince jam is a traditional Albanian sweet specialty and very easy to make. And that's a good thing, considering how hard it is to find good quince preserves in the local stores! Quinces are an old time fruit, related to apples and pears, and like them has a fruit, which is bright golden yellow, when mature. Most varieties of quince are hard, astringent and sour to eat raw unless ripened ...

by AgroWeb on May 17, 2017

New potatoes - How to choose, store and prepare

New potatoes are in market and nobody can resist at them, as they look so freshly and tasty. Shishtavec in Kukës and Stëbleva, Librazhd, Korça and Pogradec as well are mostly known for the variety of potatoes and their great quality. New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and unlike their fully grown counterparts, they keep their ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2017

Three unique tisane teas from Albanian Mountains

Treasures of Albanian Mountains the unique plants and herbs are commonly known for their unlimited benefits. We are talking about Albanian mountain tea, red oregano and sage. But in this article, AgroWeb.org will go beyond the single benefits of each of them, presenting you with the fantastic benefits of a unique tea made from the mixture of all three of them. Albanian Mountain Tea Albanian ...

by AgroWeb on May 13, 2017

Onions That Sprout – Is it good to Eat?

Onions are members of the allium family. The vegetable has been in cultivation for more than 5,000 years, both for its culinary value and as Egyptian currency and spiritual gifts for dead kings. Onions also have been used for their medicinal properties. Onions are one of the most consumed vegetable in Albania. You've probably come across this situation plenty of times— you bring home a bag ...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 2017

Is It Okay to Eat Sprouted Garlic?

Garlic is one of the world's most popular ingredients, adding a pungent flavor to cuisines from around the globe. It consists of several small cloves, surrounded by papery skin and gathered into a bulb. The region of Korça has been traditionally a supplier of garlic.  Cooks appreciate its ability to grow in most climates, and its long-term storage ability. However, the cloves are ...

by AgroWeb on May 11, 2017

Albanian Melon Exports Hit Foreign Markets

As most residents of Divjaka grapple with high costs of farm inputs during this planting season, farmers are struggling with another problem that they never anticipated when they started growing melons many years back. That their produce might not make it to the market. They planted melons (cantaloupes) on the family farm on the outskirts of Divjaka after growing salad and lettuce for many ...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

EU Giant Supermarket Suppliers Eye Albania’s Quality Products

The success of each business is based on a special law. It is called the law of supply and demand. It can make you a billionaire or leave you empty handed. The whole business world goes around this axis. Sometimes, Albanian merchants face higher offer and low demand, or a surplus in production and a small market. Merchants are forced to lower prices and as such their margins move closer to zero. ...

by AgroWeb on May 9, 2017

Switzerland On Alert - Aflatoxin in Corn Flour From Kosova

Imports of aflatoxins are causing chaos in European countries. The list of foods affected by this toxic substance that can enter these countries is very much diverse especially in their origin. Most of these dangerous foods come from outside the European Union countries, recently unfortunately also from Kosova. On 8 May 2017, not later than yesterday, the Swiss Federal Food and Veterinary Control...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Amazing Benefits Of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is a delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health in a number of ways due to its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath, aid in weight loss and boost the immune system. Its impact on the digestive system is considerable, and its base element of menthol is perhaps the most valuable part of its organic ...

by AgroWeb on May 5, 2017

Albania's Olive Oil Competition | May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, USAID/Albania, the Municipality of Tirana, the Albanian Olive Oil Association, and AAC - Lushnja will organize a street fair for Albania's National Olive Oil Competition! The fair will be open to the public from 10:00-20:00, at Pazari i ri, Tirana. More than 20 olive oil processing companies from all over the country will present their products during the fair. Many ...