by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Surprising Facts to Know about Dandelion Tea

Dandelion is used for the treatment of muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. It also increases urine production and serves as a laxative to increase bowel movements. Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections and even cancer. It’s also used as a skin toner, blood tonic and digestive tonic...

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Medicinal oils, Albania’s vanished tradition

Hundreds of hectares of land used for the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants make Albania leader in production and export of these natural riches. The sector of medicinal and aromatic plants generates about 18 million Euros from exports. It ranks as Albania’s second largest sector in terms of agricultural exports accounting for 19% of the country’s total exports. The need ...

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

How does the kiwi fruit support our immune system

Vitamin C has been known to stimulate both the function and production of white blood cells (Leukocyte) which are part of our immune system. In particular, Neutrophil which destroys disease-causing agents, such as viruses or bacteria. Now known and commonly referred to as the Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia deliciosa), or Kiwi which was renamed in New Zealand after the native national symbol the "Kiwi ...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2017

Great varieties of having Brussels sprouts

For a start, Brussels sprouts have far higher protein content, than most vegetables and when you add together with all the vitamins and minerals that they contain, you get some very good reasons to include them in your diet. Brussels sprout together with arugula or rucola as it is mainly known, is grown extensively in Divjaka and Lushnje, same with finocchi and or baby cabbage. For decades, ...

by AgroWeb on February 18, 2017

Eat 3 dates daily and these 5 things will happen to your body

Dates are very good to eat. They are delicious and nutritious. Apart from the delightful flavor, they are incredibly healthy and confer a tremendous amount of health benefits on your body. They are a rich source of healthy fiber, minerals, and vitamins and can help relieve painful constipation and other intestinal complaints. And this is date season! Dates are the fruit of palm trees. Date ...

by AgroWeb on February 14, 2017

Albanians the biggest consumers of table olives, extra virgin goes to foreign market

Albania has an extraordinary potential for growing olives as it offers the best weather and soil conditions. A research conducted by AgroWeb.org , shows that while investments in increasing olive plantations and in processing industry are growing, the growth pace is still lagging regardless of these potentials. Therefore, our country compared to other Mediterranean countries, still has the ...

by AgroWeb on February 10, 2017

Apple-Honey Mixture That Flushes Toxic Waste

Body cleanses have been performed since ancient times, and they are extremely beneficial methods of boosting the function of the body and improving overall health. Nowadays, body cleanses are performed due to the theory of autointoxication. Undigested foods, especially meats, cause an accumulation of mucus in the body that produces toxins and poisons in the body, which lead to weight gain, low ...

by AgroWeb on February 16, 2017

Boost your health with carrot juice

Consuming carrot juice is one of the healthiest lifestyle choices probable. Carrot juice is recognized for beta carotene which provides the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and several minerals. The health advantages of drinking carrot juice are usually good prenatal health, eyesight, teeth and bones, liver and nails, hair and skin in addition to assisting in cancer prevention. Listed here ...

by AgroWeb on February 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 February 15, 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 February 8, 2017

The Wild Thyme

The Wild Thyme is indigenous to the greater part of the dry land of Albania, though is a great deal less abundant than the Common Thyme so widely cultivated. It is found up to a certain height in the North, and in valleys, along ditches and roads, on rocks, in barren and dry soil, and also in damp clay soil destitute of chalk. It is seen in old stony, abandoned fields, dried-up lawns and on ...

by AgroWeb on February 8, 2017

Smart Work Pays off at the Biggest Agro Market in Elbasan

500 new jobs. The biggest market in the area with a Eur 2.2 Million investment value. High European standards. 100 agribusinesses within the market. Aiming an investment of $1,9 Million for implementing 100% energy from solar panel system and a dedicated distribution and collection center for export purposes worth $0.9 Million. Just a simple fact checking! It’s not an electoral campaign ...

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 February 20, 2017

Lettuce explained - Types, Benefits and Facts

Egyptians were the ones who firstly cultivated lettuce. Later on it was cultivated by the Romans and Egyptians. It is used as a medicine for treating disturbed blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite, tonic for digestive system and intestines. The dried latex of lettuce is used as a sedative, anodyne, nasal drops and an anti-spasmodic. All types of lettuce are cultivated widely in Albania. Most...

by AgroWeb on February 3, 2017

Vegetables rationed in Europe as crisis hits supermarkets

The famous Albanian ‘tallon’ of communism era is back. But paradoxically in the EU countries. Supermarket giant Tesco has rationed customers to three iceberg lettuces per visit, blaming poor growing conditions in Europe for a shortage in UK stores. Morrisons has also limited shoppers to three heads of broccoli and three iceberg lettuces, the Daily Mail said. According to AgroWeb.org ...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 2017

The Freshest and Greenest Garlics of Albanian Soil

Green garlic is the younger garlic that is collected prior to the clove has started to mature. It is very often found on the Albanian farmers’ market early in the year. The taste of green garlic remains garlicky yet is a lot more moderate along with a lesser nasty bite and it is a great choice for a green vegetable. Whenever cooked, the green garlic sweetens, lending a brand new layer of ...

by AgroWeb on February 2, 2017

Albania central bank holds rates, promises more stimulus

Albania's central bank held its key benchmark rate at a record low of 1.25 percent on Wednesday and promised to continue providing economic stimulus until October to support investments and consumption. The bank, which has cut the rate from 6.25 percent at the end of 2008, expects average annual inflation of 2.3 percent in 2017, slightly below the bank's target of 3 percent but up from 1.3 percent...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2017

Health Benefits of Mulberry Tea

Mulberry tea is the tea, which is extracted from the mulberry tree leaves. It is an ever present to Albania but it is also cultivated worldwide. Black mulberry and White mulberry are the most known species among the 10 species. Usually Albanians are very much aware of the wonderful taste of mulberry fruits, but even the leaves contain some amazing benefits. The leaves are harvested in winter and ...

by AgroWeb on February 10, 2017

Are Baby Carrots as Healthful as Other Carrots?

The popular bags of small carrots you find in some grocery stores — often labeled “cut and peeled baby carrots” or “baby style” — are basically just as nutritious as other carrots. They are just regular carrots that have been peeled, washed and chopped into two-inch pieces to create easy-to-eat finger food. Often a slender, slightly sweeter carrot is used to ...

by AgroWeb on February 12, 2017

Persimmon Vinegar Health Benefits and Preparations

Persimmon vinegar may not be popular in Albania but in most Asian countries, it’s a high-demand health food that can be prepared in different ways. On its own, persimmon fruit is a rich source of vitamin A, B6, and C. It’s packed with essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium as well as fiber. It’s also low in calories and virtually no fat content so ...

by AgroWeb on January 30, 2017

Motherwort - The Scope of Albanian Leonurus Cardiaca

Since ancient times, motherwort has been used to treat palpitations and rapid heartbeat, especially when associated with anxiety. The ancient Greeks and Romans honored it for a remedy for both physical and emotional heart distresses. The botanical name – Leonurus cardiaca – describes the plant's appearance and indicates medicinal uses. Leonurus, the genus name, means “lion&rsquo...

by AgroWeb on January 26, 2017

Raspberry Leaf - “The Woman’s Herb”, but not only

When I think of one taste that defines my childhood, it would be raspberries. I remember picking them in our garden and eating handfuls of them instead of filling the basket, as I was supposed to. I remember sitting on the terrace and drinking delicious tea made of fresh red raspberry leaves. Somehow over time the taste of raspberry leaf tea stopped being associated with summer, but with winter ...

by AgroWeb on January 26, 2017

Market Guide - Broccoli twice more expensive, garlic imported from China

Albanian market is still furnished from the local suppliers and traditional foreign regions. Regarding fruits and vegetables, regions such as Lushnje, Saranda and Korça continue to maintain the main weigh, while regarding to foreign countries, Greece continues to be the main partner. According to Tirana Agro-Market and its wholesale prices, Lushnja remains a potential supplier of agro-...

by AgroWeb on February 5, 2017

Alien creatures in the Adriatic Sea

Nearly 91 unknown species and creatures have been found in four Italian ports in the Adriatic: Trieste, Venice, Ankona and Bari. The fishing industry has reiterated its concerns about several derangements in the underwater world, which now make a lot of sense. These creatures that have been recently discovered, accompany merchant ships coming from Australia and Asia. Current observations have ...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

Increase of imports from Germany, Italy and China, exports to Kosova droop down

On December 2016 the value of exports was 22 billion lekë, increasing by 22.5 % compared with the same period of previous year and decreasing by 4.5 % compared with November 2016. According to INSTAT report, the value of imports in December 2016, was 56 billion lekë, increasing by 4.4 % compared with the same period of previous year and by 12.1 % compared with November 2016. This month ...

by AgroWeb on February 16, 2017

White Horehound

White horehound is the common name of Marrubium vulgare, a small flowering perennial plant that looks a great deal like mint, and is a part of the same family. It also boasts many of the same health benefits as other members of the family, making it an important plant in a number of traditional medicinal practices. The flowers of this plant are white and can also be used, along with the leaves, in...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

Albanian Citrus and Vegetables Appeals European Markets

Albanian citrus and vegetables grasp the crown of exports to regional and European markets. Production and export of citrus from the Konispol area has been increasing over the past three years, starting with 1,100 tons of exports from 10,000 tons of production in 2014 reaching 5,560 tons of exports from 16,000 tons in the last season production. According to the latest data gathered by AAC-...

by AgroWeb on January 29, 2017

Benefits of Albanian Mountain Tea

Albanian mountain tea is made from the leaves of plants from the Sideritis species. An herbal tea, Albanian mountain tea has been drunk for its health benefits for centuries. Sideritis Raeseri mountain tea is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea infusion made from the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Sideritis plant, which flourishes throughout high elevations in the mountains of Albania. ...

by AgroWeb on January 20, 2017

Albania among countries with the highest limit level of aflatoxin in Europe

Albania is among few countries in the world with the highest limit level of aflatoxin allowed in food products. Announced, but not taken seriously. And is not the first time that the Albanian authorities remain indifferent to food risks, coming from import. It’s the case of peanuts, a product widely consumed by Albanians. A month ago, AgroWeb.org announced that Croatian Food Quality Control ...

by AgroWeb on January 20, 2017

Frosts in Europe - Golden opportunity for Albanian Exports

Bad weather in Italy and Spain is likely to significantly increase the price of vegetables across northern Europe. Suppliers say that a combination of flooding, cold weather and poor light levels had created a "perfect storm" of poor growing conditions. Courgettes and lettuces are likely to be much pricier, according to suppliers. Poor planting conditions could also affect prices at ...