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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 May 5, 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 March 7, 2017

Top 10 Fruits High in Iron

When we talk for products high in iron, Albanians will directly recommend spinach. But AgroWeb.org 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 ...

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 11, 2017

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 April 19, 2017

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 April 27, 2017

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 ...