by AgroWeb on March 27, 2017

White vs Purple Eggplant

Eggplant belongs to the nightshade family. The eggplant is an edible fruits that comes in varying colours. The eggplant is more seen in whit and purple colours. However, when one hears the name of eggplant, it is purple colour that comes to the mind of all. Purple eggplant has wide popularity than the white eggplant. Eggplant can be called as a berry, which has its origin in India and Sri Lanka. ...

by AgroWeb on March 27, 2017

Black vs Brown Walnuts

Both the Black walnuts and Brown walnuts belong to the same genus, Juglans. Both black and brown walnuts can be found in Albania, though the most of Albanian walnuts are brown walnuts. When looking at the black walnut and the Brown walnut, the black walnut tree is mainly grown for its wood and also the nutmeat. The nutmeat is widely used for flavorings and extracts. On the other hand, Brown ...

by AgroWeb on March 21, 2017

Honey and walnuts combination for life

Honey and walnuts will perfectly enhance each other’s properties. It doesn’t have to be a specific honey, as long as it is raw and preferably organic, but for best results you could choose the chestnut honey as it has the highest level of antioxidants. The combination of walnuts and honey has many wonderful uses. AgroWeb introduces you to their most important benefits. Lowers High ...

by AgroWeb on March 17, 2017

How to Spot the Albanian Garlic from the Chinese One

Surprising is the fact that Albania is importing a substantial quantity of dry garlic from China, while the region of Korça has been traditionally a supplier of garlic. The fact that the garlic comes from a country so far raises questions about the freshness and level of preservatives in the product. Furthermore, dry garlic from China comes at a price 350 ALL/kg, while the products from Kor...

by AgroWeb on March 18, 2017

Gooseberry - Looking like a melon, tasting like grape

Do you know of a berry that kind of looks like a tiny watermelon and tastes like sour grape? It’s the unique gooseberry. Health Benefits of gooseberry Gooseberries are low in calories (100 grams contain only about 44 calories), but high in phenolic phytochemicals, especially flavones and anthocyanins. These compounds are known to have benefiting effects against cancer, aging, inflammation...

by AgroWeb on March 22, 2017

Albanian Tasteful Sage Makes a Great Cooking Herb

It’s hard to not love an ingredient that loves oil. And that’s exactly what sage does - it partners perfectly with foods rich in oils and fats. That’s why it is so common in hearty foods. The color of sage leaves and their flavor varies but, in essence, Albanian sage is a very strongly aromatic and slightly bitter herb that can withstand long cooking times without losing its ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Contaminated Serbian berries alarming the EU markets

Serbia food exports are causing havoc in European Union member countries. The food quality control authorities of France have recalled from the market substantial quantities of frozen raspberries originating from Serbia. The state of alarm referring to the Serbian contaminated food products was raised yesterday, March 9, 2017, and has spread to all European countries due to the gravity of the ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Tropoja Chestnuts top the Albanian nut exports

Tropoja chestnuts are the only Albanian chestnuts fulfilling the quality required for export covering an important share of European imports. International demand for high quality chestnuts has been growing since the second half of the 1990’s, partly because of growing interest of consumers toward environmentally friendly and traditional products, but also domestic demand has been high. ...

by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

Walnut oil amazing benefits

Walnut oil is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. It has high content of phytonutrients and a source of phosphorus, selenium, zinc, magnesium, calcium and iron. It also provides substantial amount of Vitamin B2, B1, B3 along with Niacin and Vitamin E. Though it is edible, it is used less in food preparation in comparison to other oils. It possesses delicate flavor and scent with light color and...

by AgroWeb on March 7, 2017

Banks increase lending, despite 2016 losses

Savings and Credit Associations in Albania have significantly increased crediting in rural areas during 2016, according to Central Bank. Last year, crediting amounted to 5.5 billion Lek or up by 14.3 percent compared to 2015. Deposits in Savings and Credit Associations were up by 30 percent, meeting almost 88 percent of crediting needs. Central Bank says that Savings and Credit Associations are ...

by AgroWeb on March 6, 2017

Government to provide more help to small farmers

Government of Albania will boost its support for the sector of agriculture via subsidies and schemes that will provide direct benefits to farmers. A 16 million USD subsidy scheme will take place this year to provide support to poor and small farmers, which according to Ministry of Agriculture are a priority for the government. Large-scale farmers will be eligible for support via soft loans from ...

by AgroWeb on March 6, 2017

How China’s Industrial Salt Ends Up on Dinner Tables

When it comes to food and drink, dishonest practices have been going on for centuries. Modern day food fraud cases across the EU include the sale of road salt as food salt, farmed fish as freshly caught, and the much‐publicized scandal of plastic rise and AgroWeb.org has dedicated several articles on that. One of the recent concern is the industrial salt produced mainly in China that is highly ...

by AgroWeb on March 12, 2017

Chinese manufactures plead guilty to fake rice claims

Institutions and agencies of the European Union are keeping a watchful eye on fake rice produced in China. European countries. Europe’s main ports are vigilant in dealing with cargos and rice shipments from China to inhibit the smuggling of this fake toxic, and hazardous product. However, counterfeiters in China have increased their efforts to smuggle plastic rice into EU regardless of ...

by AgroWeb on March 4, 2017

The story of Albanian tomatoes

Every Albanian that has lived before the 90’s continues to wonder how come tomatoes do not have that wonderful taste as before. It is absurd to think how the Communist system that barely managed to feed an entire population, offered the tastiest tomatoes whereas now while we live in the “have it all” era, the taste of those wonderful tomatoes seems long gone. AgroWeb.org has ...

by AgroWeb on February 28, 2017

Albanian Mountain Tea in the Red Book of endangered species

Albania faces the highest rate of biodiversity loss in Europe. According to a UNDP report on Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lake Basin the most endangered plant is Albanian Mountain Tea, Sideritis raeseri. The List of Protected Species of Flora in Albania, defines the status of endangered plant species in Albania. Sideritis raeseri is part of the list and considered as endangered species due ...

by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Year 2017 on course to break Heat Records of 2016

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. It is February and it is turning out to be an unusual month. Forecasters said Albania is breaking heat records for the winter months. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at well above 20 Degree Celsius while in the mountainous areas, they followed the same pattern. For the forecasters this is a...

by AgroWeb on February 23, 2017

Most Frequent Scams About Honey

What are the known fraudolent practices concerning honey? Honey is the natural substance produced by honeybees. It must not have added to it any ingredient (sugar, food additives, flavorings etc.) other than honey. Its market price varies significantly according to several compositional and quality parameters that are not always visible or measurable without thorough analysis, giving room to ...

by AgroWeb on March 5, 2017

Parsley Tea with Lemon and Honey

The first thing that comes to one’s mind when parsley is mentioned is probably a delicious dish or a bowl of salad garnished with pungent green leaves of this herb. Yes – parsley is a winner among garnishes, however, owing to its amazing properties, it definitely proves to be much more than just a pretty garnish. Parsley tea is one of the best ways to get the most of this herb’s...

by AgroWeb on March 11, 2017

Albanian orchid in the red book of plants at risk of extinction

Albania’s suitable climate conditions enable some of its districts to collect several herbal and aromatic plants that are highly demanded in international markets. Albania is currently among key countries in the Mediterranean part of Europe involved in the export of medicinal and aromatic plants that include sage, oregano, mountain tea, wild apple, wild rose, primrose, elder, nettle, poppy, ...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 2017

Benefits of Pomegranate Vinegar and How to make it

Pomegranate is loaded with several nutrients and will benefit those who eat them. This fruit is one of the essential ingredients in a healthy diet and you can find them in many recipes in different regions of Albania. Most people will eat the fruit raw, but you can also take pomegranate in the form of juice, molasses, paste, tea and vinegar.  Pomegranate vinegar? Yes. You may be familiar ...

by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

All About Magnificent Dandelions

A familiar weed in sunny lawns, fields, and playgrounds, the dandelion elicits strong sympathy among Albanians not only due to its beauty, but also due to its nutrition and medicinal uses. Dandelion gets its common name from the French "dents de lion" which means lion's teeth. These teeth are an important identification characteristic while its botanic name is Taraxacum officinale. In ...

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 22, 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 March 8, 2017

Wonderful Health Benefits of Eating Organic Arugula

Arugula is also known as rocket and is one of the cruciferous group of vegetables, which are loaded with amazing health benefits. Arugula is popular and versatile in the kitchen, as it can be used as a herb, a salad green, and even a leaf vegetable. It can be used both raw or cooked. Albanians started to cultivate arugula after the 1990s, while all the other Mediterranean countries had a lot of ...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 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 March 16, 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 ...