by AgroWeb on February 23, 2017

Fresh fruits and vegetables of February and their prices

February comes with new news about fruits and vegetable markets in Albania. According to Agro-Food market in Tirana, the domestic production of oranges and pomegranates is over, so these fruits are imported from Greece with the respective prices of 60-90 ALL/kg for oranges and 200 ALL/kg for pomegranates. Greece is still the main commercial partner of Albania in fruits and vegetables sector. ...

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2017

Season's best invigorating smoothie

AgroWeb takes this opportunity to guide you towards a unique combination of natural products. You will get to know how to prepare an intensely detoxifying drink with beets, ginger and cleansing herbal drink to restore and purify your body cells. Not only you will be able to make it in a very easy and simple way, but also you will know all the magical properties of its ingredients and their direct...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2017

Trees in miniature, the best option for enjoying fruits in your balcony

I remember how after 10 years of trying hard, my father decided to give away his small home to a company interested to build a multi storey building. I was born and raised at that home. I loved to play there when I was a child. My favorite space was in between the trees of dates and plums. I used to climb the trees and pick up fruits, while my friend waited for me with open arms. I loved the house...

by AgroWeb on February 19, 2017

Fruits and Vegetables May Help Boost Mental Health

It is said that you are in the best of health only if you have a healthy body, mind and soul. These three components are essential in bringing a balance to your life and keep you happy and strong. While we commonly pay heed to our physical state of being, our mental health takes a back seat. Call it taboo or what, but must people shy away from discussing their mental state. In today's times, with ...

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 9, 2017

Living Smart, the Mediterranean Way of Being Albanian

Smart living gurus say it's easy: Eat more like a Mediterranean. Yes, your parents were right to push you to finish your veggies. The Mediterranean diet - one heavy on veggies, nuts and fruit, with limits on meat - is the way to go. Study after study has shown it is the key to help you live longer and puts you at a lower risk for cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It even keeps your brain younger...

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 6, 2017

Energizing beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice

In the cold winter days you must stay healthy and energetic instead of fluey and coldy! And this AgroWeb recipe of beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice is the perfect answer. It’s such an easy thing to add into your diet as it takes five minutes to make, the ingredients are really easy to find and it tastes amazing any time of the day. Juicing is the best way to feed your cells goodness too ...

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 14, 2017

Winter Fruits Can Be Fruits on Ice

The process of freezing fruit allows you to eat it at your own pace without worrying about wasting it. Additionally, freezing fruit enables you to consume fruit regardless of the season. As a whole, the nutrient content is not negatively impacted by this process, which can even preserve some specific nutrients better than fresh options. Water-Soluble Vitamins When you flash-freeze fruit, the ...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

All End-of-Year prices and origin of products on offer

On the verge of end-of-year festivities, expenditures of Albanian families for food products peak. But the long-standing dilemma is always going to be the same, whether Albanians believe products they buy should be locally grown or of foreign imported ones. In this stage of the year, in December, numerous Albanian areas provide local fruits and vegetables with much convenient prices than those of...

by AgroWeb on December 28, 2016

Kiwi Juice, the Natural Remedy Against Winter Signs

You would be surprised to know that kiwi fruit tops the chart amongst other fruits when it comes to nutrition density. Nutrition density is the amount of minerals and vitamins found per gram. It is a greater source of vitamin C when compared to other fruits. Just like the fruit, people love kiwi juice across the globe. It is especially loved for its tangy taste and the combination of soft ...

by AgroWeb on December 5, 2016

Green Citrus Mandarin Juice for immune health

Everybody loves citrus. The sour and slightly sweet combination, and the fact these fruits are in season in the cooler months which gives us the extra Vitamin C that we need for immune health through the cold and flu season. Albania is so lucky to have the best citrus available in this season. The sourness that comes from lemons and limes is excellent for liver health and improved digestion. So ...

by AgroWeb on December 12, 2016

Dried Persimmons - A Divine Taste Poem

Persimmons are delicious, but dried persimmons are divine. There are small, hard, persimmons and then there are big, plump, soft, wet, sticky, persimmons. The best ones to dry are made from persimmons so astringent that it simply cannot be eaten fresh. However, peel them and hang outside for 4-6 weeks and you have a wonderful fruit delight. The Fruit When harvesting or purchasing persimmons for ...

by AgroWeb on November 24, 2016

Why Are Cucumbers Sometimes Bitter?

We recently harvested the last crop of cucumbers from our garden, and after chopping and adding it to a tossed salad, I discovered that one of them was extremely bitter. Earlier batches had all been delicious, so I wondered what made this one so foul. Turns out environmental conditions can have a big impact on cucumber flavor! If you’ve been unpleasantly surprised by bitter cucumbers, ...

by AgroWeb on February 25, 2017

Wild Strawberry – The Natural Remedy from the Mountains Slopes

Wild Strawberries, botanically known as Fragaria Vesca is known with many other names such as Alpine Strawberry, Mountain Strawberry, Wild Strawberries, Wood Strawberry, Woodland Strawberry, etc. In Albania you can find it usually in Puka, Tërbun, Livadh-Hamëz, Krraba, Munella, Lakithi, Kunor-Dardha etc. The wild strawberry was once very popular as a therapeutic herb. In fact, all ...

by AgroWeb on October 28, 2016

Turkish Dry Foods High On Aflatoxin Alarm EU Countries

The European Union member countries are facing real havoc when it comes to food imports. The aflatoxin-affected food list is growing every single day and the main culprits are imported food cargoes from outside the EU zone, mainly Turkey. Only on October 27, 2016, Austria ordered border rejection and detained hazelnut kernels quantities originating from Turkey. The risk assessment from the ...

by AgroWeb on October 19, 2016

Wild Pear – The Fruit Protected by Nature

If you like to forage for wild food than the wild pear tree is great. And if you are a pear lover than it becomes a real bonus to know where these treasured trees are so pure that you can check them out each fall. The trees, and especially the fruit in most cases, are not beautiful sights. They are definitely not like the pears you find at your local fruit stand or the grocery store. However, the...

by AgroWeb on October 6, 2016

October List of Local and Imported Fruit and Vegetable in Albania

AgroWeb issues the latest list of fruit and vegetables present in the Albanian market as of October 6th, 2016 based on the gross sale of AGRIFOOD Market of Tirana. The local produce is dominant in the fruit and vegetables offering due to the high productivity of the season. Kindly check the whole list on offer./AgroWeb.org      ...

by AgroWeb on December 19, 2016

Albanian Pekmez - The gorgeous fruit souvenir

Pekmez, the versatile and natural grape molasses has been a part of Albanian culture for centuries. It's not only a staple part of the Albanian meals, but is also a health remedy that increases the body's blood content and is rich in the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Albania is a country rich in diverse culture, fascinating historical sites and of course amazing food. Everywhere you turn ...

by AgroWeb on September 21, 2016

Albania Agriculture - Season’s Veggies Provide Best Quality

Remember the feeling of eating off-season vegetables short in taste and smell. Tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers or peppers do not taste the same during winter; however we find them everywhere due to high consumer demand. Where do these vegetables and fruits grow? Is it worth consuming? Consumers can ask a lot of questions and experts have the right answers. Expansion of greenhouses is one of the ...

by AgroWeb on September 12, 2016

Arabic Dates - The Albanians Most Favourite Oriental Fruit

Dates were believed to possess profound healing properties, but only now is science catching up to confirm our distant ancestors knew exactly what they were talking about. They look more like sugar bombs than a healthy snack, however their extraordinary nutritional value is more than divine. A 2011 study confirmed several profits to pregnant women who ate dates. One of the results showed the first...

by AgroWeb on September 10, 2016

Benefits of dried fruits and nutrition values

Dried fruits are very popular for a multitude of reasons. Eating fruit is associated with improved health and provides many of the essential minerals, vitamins and fiber that you need every day. Dried fruit doesn't spoil as quickly and is an easy snack to pack, especially for activities like hiking. But keep in mind; dried fruits are higher in calories because they are more concentrated once the ...

by AgroWeb on September 17, 2016

It’s Gooseberry Season!

Do you know of a berry that kind of looks like a tiny watermelon and tastes like sour grape? It’s gooseberry. In Russia, end of summer is traditionally time when the gooseberry craze begins. You can see crowds of babushkas (grandmas) selling green and red gooseberries in the makeshift markets, while speaking with conviction on its unique benefits, which can range anywhere from helping to ...

by AgroWeb on January 27, 2017

Foods High in Vitamin P

Vitamin P is a rarely used collective term for a plant classification known as flavonoids, or bioflavonoids -- the terms more commonly used. Flavonoids are pigments that produce yellow or red-blue coloring in plants. Along with color, they provide plants with protection from attacks from insects, fungi and microbes. They're also linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention. While ...

by AgroWeb on January 15, 2017

Avocado – Healthy and Trendy Superfood

In this article we would like to share with you all the amazing benefits of this delicious fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit!) and mention a few delicious recipes that we have gathered over the past few months. Benefits of Avocado  1. Incredibly nutritious. Contains high amounts of Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, folate, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, phosphorous among others. 2. ...

by AgroWeb on September 14, 2016

Extraordinary values of the Queen of Fruits

Grapes have been known as “The Queen of Fruits”, and are categorized into three variants based on their color – red, green, and black/blue. Grapes not only add vibrance and appeal to your food but are also abundantly beneficial. They contain antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting vitamin C, and simple sugars that provide instant energy. The health benefits of...

by AgroWeb on September 17, 2016

Do not Throw Away the Peel Fruits and Vegetables

In all likelihood, the first thing you do when you eat an orange is tear off that thick peel and throw it straight into the garbage. Guess what? You're missing out on a lot of nutrients. The peel of an orange has nearly twice as much vitamin C as the flesh inside. And though it may seem gross at first, there are plenty of tasty ways you can eat orange peels if you're willing to get a little ...

by AgroWeb on February 22, 2017

Unique Health Benefits of Plums

Plums are juicy and delicious fruits that belong to the genus Prunus of the Rosaceae family which also includes peaches, apricots, and nectarines. They exist in diverse colors and shapes with over 2000 different varieties. Within Albania, major production of plums happens in Fier-Lushnje- region, Berat, Korça, Pogradec, Shkodra and central Albania. Along with the hand-picked, fresh variety...

by AgroWeb on August 29, 2016

Black Tomatoes Excellent For Your Health

Have you ever seen black tomatoes? The fruit is jet black on the outside and juicy purple-red on the inside. The colors of Albania in tomatoes might look very strange indeed but surprisingly they are excellent as part of your diet. The ‘Indigo Rose’ is a new, strangely-colored variety of tomato. These colors might not sound very appealing, but black tomatoes are supposed to be very ...