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 April 7, 2017

5 Tips to Help You Restore and Maintain Your Gut Health

Bacteria in your gut might sound like a bad thing, but your gut actually uses bacteria to process food into energy. We call these helpful bacteria probiotics. Most people have heard the term in yogurt ads, but that’s about it. AgroWeb.org will tell you more about probiotics and what do they mean to your body? It all starts in your gut, the system in your body responsible for digestion. ...

by AgroWeb on April 4, 2017

Mountain Tea, Ginger and Lime - Combo Made in Heaven

Are you searching for a way to give your immune system a boost? How about a drink that can relieve stress? Well, if you’re holding a cup of ginger lemon tea in your hand, then you’re on the right track! Sweet, spicy and one of the best drinks to have during the season, ginger lemon and Albanian Mountain tea is power-packed with some incredible health and body care benefits too! Drink...

by AgroWeb on March 12, 2017

Health benefits of Garlic Essential Oil

Garlic was best known for medicinal purposes throughout the history. According to AgroWeb.org facts, it also reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular problems. Health benefits of Garlic Essential Oil Garlic is an ingredient as well as a cure for various health problems. It helps to make the dishes tasty and healthy too. The Garlic oil is extracted from the crushed garlics by the process of steam ...

by AgroWeb on May 2, 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 April 15, 2017

Garlic and Onion, a natural antibiotic to fight infection

The pharmaceutical industry and homeopathy medicine have always been eager or even fighting each other off in terms of delivering new medicine that can save humankind from illnesses. Antibiotics is one of the wonders of this industry. Nevertheless, there are some cases and people that do not find rescue in antibiotics. Meanwhile, the homeopathic medicine has always embraced a holistic, natural ...

by AgroWeb on November 29, 2016

Chinese vegetables treated with antibiotics wear EU logo

International bodies have recently called for antibiotic manufacturers to make their supply chains public, and for antibiotics manufacturers to face the same scrutiny as other polluting industries. Worldwide, there is currently a growing crisis of resistance to antibiotics. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘antimicrobial resistance’ (AMR), as it is known, poses an &...

by AgroWeb on October 26, 2016

New Bill on Organic Food to Pass Tomorrow in Parliament

The Albanian Parliament is expected tomorrow to approve a bill on organic products in line with European Union standards. The bill on “Organic produce, label and control” has been submitted to parliament and discussed by parliamentary committees and groups of interests. The draft obtained by AgroWeb sheds light on the novelties of the initiative and what it means to the farmer and ...

by AgroWeb on September 9, 2016

Albania to adopt a new bill on organic food in line with EU standards

Consumers have some burning questions when it comes to food. Is it organic? Is there a misuse of pesticides? Is it a genetically modified food? And the phrase “we no longer know what we are eating” sometimes seems a foregone conclusion. As such, all those skeptic citizens that no longer trust the feverish vows of merchants who claim to only sell organic food must be informed that the ...

by AgroWeb on August 16, 2016

What Are Phytonutrients and What Do They Do in the Body?

Phytonutrients are additional compounds besides just vitamins and minerals, found in foods that are associated with health. Phytonutrients work in a variety of ways by improving body process that help fight and/or reduce the risk of developing some diseases. Phytonutrients are also called phytochemicals and are bioactive chemicals in food that slow the aging process and reduce the risk of many ...

by AgroWeb on June 14, 2016

Friendly Bacteria: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Probiotics

Advertisements on TV tell us that we absolutely need probiotics. Store shelves are full of probiotic-enriched products. Doctors prescribe probiotics together with antibiotics. But what are probiotics? Do we actually need them? Most of us have only a vague idea that probiotics are good, but don’t know why. Continue reading to learn what Agroweb found out. What Are Probiotics And What Is ...

by AgroWeb on November 8, 2016

What Really Lies Beneath The Organic Logo

Organic farming is often considered the best way to feed the world’s population without destroying the environment. Put simply, this farming stays in contact with nature and provides consumers with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems. The basic principle is that nature must do what it does best. Organic farming relies on a number of objectives and ...

by AgroWeb on November 9, 2016

Cold season, Do's and Don'ts of Natural Remedies

Autumn season was somehow caught in between cold and hotter days but its impact in our health was immediate. The cold season began with throats getting sore, noses getting stuffed up and mild fatigue. The common cold is a virus, or rather, lots of viruses-over 200 and our immune system needs strong allies in its long battle. The choices are rather simple: taking medications at the drug store or ...

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 ...

by AgroWeb on January 22, 2016

Organic shops – New Trend in Town

Healthy nutrition is one of the key components of child cognitive and physical development. We are what we ate during growth, therefore more attention must be paid on products we consume daily. World Health Organization published an article titled “10 facts on nutrition” noting that healthy children learn better. The study provided other figures at a global level regarding malnutrition...

by AgroWeb on November 4, 2015

Biotechnology - A Natural Solution

There is no way out. If we don’t invest in new agricultural technologies, the humanity will starve. It might be a tough statement but it is surely as straightforward as that. To us, Albanians, nurtured with fresh local foods, the new technology somehow seems as an ‘incursion’ to the natural balance. The fact is that farming by definition, is the opposite of natural. Nothing we ...

by AgroWeb on June 26, 2015

Natural vs. Organic - Dilemma for Albanians

It is almost a myth; organic food is what our grandparents called Food. It might be, or maybe not. Naturally grown does not mean organic. The standards applied in agriculture, particularly bio standards, are an entirety of rules and specifications which define the precise conditions for production, processing, transport, certification and control of agricultural products. The product is not ...

by AgroWeb on June 16, 2015

Natural vs. Organic - Dilemma for Albanians

It is almost a myth; organic food is what our grandparents called Food. It might be, or maybe not. Naturally grown does not mean organic. The standards applied in agriculture, particularly bio standards, are an entirety of rules and specifications which define the precise conditions for production, processing, transport, certification and control of agricultural products. The product is not ...

by AgroWeb on May 29, 2015

Albania’s Biodiversity at Risk - A call for action

Pride is a big thing to Albania. And with its dazzling array of natural resources and species, Albania has much to be proud of; with more than 3 200 species of vascular plants and 756 vertebrate species and approximately 30 % of all European flora that occurs in the country. But while the concept of biodiversity has global connotations, conservation is merely a local activity. To place ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2015

Three States - Three Lakes - Protecting Biodiversity

A three-state action plan for three large lakes of the Western Balkans; Ohrid, Prespa and Shkodra. It’s not a Balkan conflict solution case; it’s a matter of sharing responsibilities on trans-boundary lake basin management in South-East Europe. The three lakes divided between Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia represent a unique and highly prominent European Natural Heritage and ...