by AgroWeb on May 24, 2017

Pediatricians take aim at juice: It 'has no essential role in healthy, balanced diets of children

The Pediatricians has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some water. Sure, juice has some things going for it. It can be an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium, among other nutrients. It also ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Prolong Your Fruit and Veg Life and Avoid Risks

We all know that one bad apple spoils the whole barrel. But did you know that even a good apple as it ripens will ruin a watermelon stored next to it? It is just one example of how certain types of fruit or vegetable can make others go off too quickly with costly consequences for shoppers. Keeping certain fruit and veg together it's so wrong - and could lead to unnecessary wastage as a result. ...

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 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 11, 2017

Top Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables

You’ve heard about the benefits of antioxidants, and through AgroWeb.org articles you’ve learned about what they are and what they do for your body and mind. But which fruits and vegetables are the best sources? Here are top fruits and vegetables that are the top sources of antioxidants. Wild Blueberries Don’t let these little berries fool you, they rank number 1 in ...

by AgroWeb on April 30, 2017

Fruits That Help Increase Muscle Growth

When you're trying to build muscle or in cases that you need to alleviate muscle problems, fruits may not be the first food that comes to mind. But fruits are just as important as any other food. Their potassium helps make and build muscle, the carbs spare your body from burning your muscle for fuel and the antioxidants protect the muscles from oxidative damage. Potassium Builds Muscle You may ...

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2017

Raisins or Sultanas - Which is the best dried fruit?

Raisins are popular because they contribute to good health. However, some people do not know much about raisins other than the fact that they are small, dark, taste sweet, dried fruit, and are packed with good nutrients. Lately, other dried foodstuffs have been making waves, and threaten to dethrone raisins as the staple dried fruit in healthy diets. Sultanas are gaining popularity as an ...

by AgroWeb on April 16, 2017

How To Grow Fresh, Juicy Strawberries

Homegrown strawberries are full of flavor and freshness. As both a food and a decorative plant, strawberries are perfect for growing in the garden or in containers, and if you've got children, they'll find that strawberries are one of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow. There are various choices to make when growing strawberries–choose according to what works best for you and the ...

by AgroWeb on March 30, 2017

Dried Fruits for Improved Health and Vigor

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 May 10, 2017

Collagen Rich Foods for eternal youth

Collagen is a naturally occurring fibrous protein that is important in maintaining the health and vitality of connective tissue. Collagen is found in virtually all body organs, including the bones, skin, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Collagen works with elastin, another structural protein, to maintain connective tissue elasticity. It is destroyed by inflammatory processes, and its synthesis in...

by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

Orange Carrot Juice Super Benefits

Support a long and active life by making vegetables and fruits the cornerstone of your diet. Consuming at least seven to ten servings of fruits and veggies each day helps to reduce your risk of chronic disease. Drinking carrot, orange juice provides a convenient way to get more fruits and veggies, and also provides you with minerals, vitamins and other beneficial phytonutrients that protect your ...

by AgroWeb on March 17, 2017

March Market - Fresh Product Offering and Pricing

Refering today’s data from Agro-Food Market of Tirana, fruits such as oranges and pomegranates, which are strongly desirable from the consumers these firsts days of spring, are imported from Greece with the prices of 70-90 ALL/kg for oranges and 260 ALL/kg for pomegranates. On the other hand, Albanian farmers supplies the market with domestic products such as tomatoes for 180 ALL/kg, ...

by AgroWeb on March 25, 2017

9 Ways to Eat Healthier This Spring

As the start of spring nears, you begin to think about shedding a few extra pounds along with your sweaters. Meanwhile, a new crop of fruits and veggies begins to show up at farmers markets, making it easier to stick with those eat-healthy resolutions you may have made back in January. AgroWeb.org will share the best tips for eating better right now. Veg Out in the Morning A savory breakfast ...

by AgroWeb on April 2, 2017

Spring superfoods you should be eating

The drab and dreary winter season is finally behind us, and the beautiful bounty of spring is just about ready to be plucked from the earth. From mid-March to early June, some of the most vibrant, flavorful, and aromatic fruits and vegetables are at their peak of flavor and nutritional value. The mild spring weather unlocks some of nature's most nutritious treasures, in all shapes, colors, and ...

by AgroWeb on April 7, 2017

Three Super-Food Drinks

It’s challenging trying to strike just the right daily balance within our diet. Although there are many nutritionally-dense foods available, finding simple, hassle-free ways to incorporate them into our diet isn’t always obvious. However, with a good blender or juicer and several simple recipes, we can easily stock up on some of the best nutrients our body needs. When planning your ...

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 27, 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 May 19, 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 April 8, 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 May 1, 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 May 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 May 5, 2017

Energizing beetroot, cucumber and ginger juice

All the time 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 as it ...

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 May 8, 2017

Frozen 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 April 28, 2017

Kiwi Juice, the Natural Remedy Against Stress

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 April 10, 2017

Green Citrus Mandarin Juice for immune health

Everybody loves citrus. The sour and slightly sweet combination, and the fact these fruits give 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 Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: - 2 mandarins - 1 ...

by AgroWeb on March 28, 2017

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 March 13, 2017

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, ...