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 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 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 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 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 August 10, 2016

August-best buys

As August begins we see a lot of the year’s best fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking. We’re just a few weeks away from the official end of summer, so sink your teeth in to a juicy plum, tomato, or even a bite of freshly harvest apple while you can! Apples Apples are to fall what peaches and nectarines are to summer -- somehow the entire season is summed up in a crisp, sweet ...

by AgroWeb on August 20, 2016

Top 10 Fruits High in Iron

When we talk for products high in iron, Albanians will directly recommend spinach. But AgroWeb will tell you more, explaining in details interesting facts and where to find natural sources of iron. This article is about the fruits most rich in iron you can add to your diet in order to bring your hemoglobin levels up. Iron is an important nutrient, without which life could not exist. Iron is an ...

by AgroWeb on July 28, 2016

MACFRUT 2016 | 14 to 16 September | Rimini, Italy

MACFRUT 2016 will host the next European short course on fresh-cut products. The eighth edition of the European short course on the “Quality & Safety of Fresh-cut Produce” will be held from 14 to 16 September 2016 in the exhibition spaces of the Fiera di Rimini during the next Macfrut 2016. Organized by the University of Foggia in collaboration with Macfrut and DARe-Puglia. The ...

by AgroWeb on December 10, 2016

Fruit Juice - What to Avoid

As parents struggle to find healthy snacks to give their kids, smoothies, puréed fruit pouches and 100% fruit juices may sound like good options. But it’s not that simple. Parents should also be careful when offering all-fruit products that have little fiber to offset their sugar content, according to experts. That’s because pretty much any purée or juice, whether bought...

by AgroWeb on July 24, 2016

18 Tips For A Healthier Summer

Summer is here, marking a time for travel, and lots of socializing with family and friends. For many of us, summer is also a time to go to the beach but as Albania is rich in mountains as well, everyone have plenty of places to go. AgroWeb has prepared several smart and simple strategies to start off your summer on a healthy track. 1. Grab a fruit. Whether or not you are a big breakfast ...

by AgroWeb on July 16, 2016

Time for travel, the 10 Best Dried Fruits To Pack

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 July 10, 2016

July's Freshest Products

Grocery shopping is already a pretty time consuming task, but not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and pricey. However, purchasing seasonal foods is a healthy and cost effective way to approach food shopping. Grocery stores tend to stock up on these items in bulk because they are plentiful, making them less expensive for you. We have prepared five seasonal foods that ...

by AgroWeb on June 23, 2016

The Wonderful Season of Red Fruits

Eating healthy is as easy as following the rainbow. If you include a rainbow array of fruits and vegetables in your diet, then you'll be well on your way to a well-rounded and nutritious diet. Red fruits are considered as fruits of health. Red grapes specifically have a powerful antioxidant, which has anti-inflammatory properties and may help lower your risk for heart disease. Other great ...

by AgroWeb on May 29, 2016

Delicious Healthy Detox Waters

Through its intrinsic role as body’s natural purifier and hydrator, water is the easiest and most effective detoxification weapon. All functions of the body require water; a crucial component of the biological make up of all human cells. Water flushes toxins out from organs. It provides an adequately moist environment for the ear, nose and throat tissues. Water enables the liver to ...

by AgroWeb on May 11, 2016

Janerik Green - The Tart and Crunchy Plums

Janerik green plums are at their best between May until July. In the stores, look for fresh fruits featuring rich color and may still have a slight whitish "bloom" on their surface indicating that they are fresh stock and have not been mishandled. Avoid those ones with excessively soft, or with cuts or bruises. Ripe fruits just yield to gentle pressure and feature a sweet aroma. ...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2016

Time is Ripe for Albanian Apricots

Full of fragrance and sweet, golden-orange apricots are another summer season delicacies of Asian origin. These much-prized fruits were first brought to the Europe by Greeks, who named them as “golden eggs of the sun." Apricot season lasts from May until September. Buy fresh, well ripe fruits that feature uniform golden-orange color and rich aroma. Avoid those with pale yellow color ...

by AgroWeb on December 14, 2016

Fruits and Vegetables that Resemble to Body Organs

All really don’t know the implication of the statement “You Are What You Eat” however; you will discover that good-for-you foods and your body parts have a closer resemblance than you thought after looking at some interesting comparison. If looking at a slice of carrot from a distance, you can easily recognize it resembles an eye. Then see closely and you will find a pattern of ...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2016

Colors and Quality - The Organic Connection

by AgroWeb on March 29, 2016

Red Fruits for Healthy Living

Eating healthy is as easy as following the rainbow. If you include a rainbow array of fruits and vegetables in your diet, then you'll be well on your way to a well-rounded and nutritious diet. Red fruits are considered as fruits of health. Red grapes specifically have a powerful antioxidant, which has anti-inflammatory properties and may help lower your risk for heart disease. Other great ...

by AgroWeb on August 22, 2016

Indispensably Five A Day

Albania is blessed having so many high quality fruit and vegetables; veggies  from Lushnja, red beets from Maliq, apples from Koça, chestnuts and mushrooms from Tropoja, great olives from Berat and Tirana or delicious mandarins from Saranda. The 5 a Day diet, based on World Health Organization’s guidance, recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to ...

by AgroWeb on February 3, 2017

The Seasonal Goodies of February

Winter is the “siesta” season for farmers. After planting their seed varieties in January they patiently await for their first crops to be harvested, a process that takes place somewhere after March 20th and ends around 15th of June. However, this does not mean that we can’t possibly find fresh seasonable products. During this time of year, the market is full of carrots, ...

by AgroWeb on December 1, 2016

December’s Fruits and Veggies Selection

Seasonal foods have a decidedly festive slant come December, yet there are plenty of other winter warmers worth putting in your shopping cart. It's the end of pumpkin season, so make the most of it with a pumpkin from Peshkopia or Tropoja chestnuts. Saranda oranges and lemons are just coming in, so add some zest to your dish or use it as drizzle on a cake. For New Year, a proper roast turkey with ...

by AgroWeb on November 13, 2015

5 A Day

As Albanians are still strongly having the processed meat included in their daily diet, despite the news of cancer risks, a new movement based on World Health Organization’s guidance is revealed: It’s called “5 A Day”. The 5 A Day message highlights the health benefits of getting five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Albania is blessed having so many high ...

by AgroWeb on October 1, 2016

Delicious October Fruits and Veggies

We all get excited for summer’s bounty of sweet berries and juicy watermelon, but there’s more to fall than just the start of the school and long sleeves. The autumn harvest brings a variety of healthful and delicious produce, and what’s best than to dig into fall fruits. From the persimmons that move the rest of us back to childhood, while sneaking into our neighbor garden ...

by AgroWeb on September 26, 2016

Nature’s most renowned antidepressants

Bad humor can be treated at the table. Yes, good food helps not only to be in good shape and stay healthy, but also on our mental health. We all know the wonders a piece of black chocolate can do to improve our humor. But there are also many other foods, that serve as excellent nature antidepressants. A new study of more than 15,000 people has shown that eating a healthy diet made up of fruit, ...