by AgroWeb on March 21, 2017

Honey and walnuts combination for life

Honey and walnuts will perfectly enhance each other’s properties. It doesn’t have to be a specific honey, as long as it is raw and preferably organic, but for best results you could choose the chestnut honey as it has the highest level of antioxidants. The combination of walnuts and honey has many wonderful uses. AgroWeb introduces you to their most important benefits. Lowers High ...

by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

Natural alternatives to sugar

Have you noticed just how many foods at your local market are now labeled "natural"? According to recent research more and more the shoppers seek out labels with this term. In Albania as well is becoming a trend. All of this means that artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out  and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place. Some are old-...

by AgroWeb on February 23, 2017

Most Frequent Scams About Honey

What are the known fraudolent practices concerning honey? Honey is the natural substance produced by honeybees. It must not have added to it any ingredient (sugar, food additives, flavorings etc.) other than honey. Its market price varies significantly according to several compositional and quality parameters that are not always visible or measurable without thorough analysis, giving room to ...

by AgroWeb on February 27, 2017

All About Magnificent Dandelions

A familiar weed in sunny lawns, fields, and playgrounds, the dandelion elicits strong sympathy among Albanians not only due to its beauty, but also due to its nutrition and medicinal uses. Dandelion gets its common name from the French "dents de lion" which means lion's teeth. These teeth are an important identification characteristic while its botanic name is Taraxacum officinale. In ...

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 1, 2017

Health Benefits of Clover Honey

The honey, which is made by the bees feeding on the clover plant nectar, is called clover honey. There are 64 calories contained in one tablespoon of this mono-floreal type of honey, which means it is honey that derives from only clover as a single flower. It possesses protein in limited quantity, potassium, iron and vitamin B. It also contains the antioxidants, which eliminate the diseases. Back...

by AgroWeb on December 25, 2016

The Stamina Problem-Solving Winter Tonic

You might be one of those people who bolt out of bed in the morning, ready to take on the day. Or, perhaps your energy peaks mid-morning after a slow rise. And we’re guessing you’re not immune to the dreaded afternoon slump following a long, relaxing lunch. What do all of these experiences have in common? Your metabolism. This chemical process allows your body to convert what you eat ...

by AgroWeb on December 27, 2016

Sage Honey - The Supremely Healthy Combination

Sage. One of the best culinary herbs and one of the herbs people have easy access to no matter where they are in Albania Salvia officinalis – even the Latin name gives us an idea of the respect this Mediterranean beauty has earned. Salvia in Latin derives from the word salvere which means, “to save.” Historically, it has been used in many ways from a facial toner to a plague ...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

The infinite uses of Albanian Honey

The fact that honey keeps all the essential nutrients intact leads it to providing a number of health benefits, whether it’s consumed or used topically. In fact, there are theories that humans started keeping bees upwards of 8,000 years ago (long before the dawn of food manufacturing and processing) as part of ancient medicinal rituals. Here are just some of the ways honey can help certain ...

by AgroWeb on January 4, 2017

The Magical Effects of Albanian Raw Honey

Honey is such a sweet item, we often reserve it as a term of endearment for those closest to us. But when it comes to choosing the best food product to add to hot tea, drizzle on desserts, or use as a salve for a sore throat, there are different types of honey that get all the buzz. After a beekeeper collects the honey, it’s not always the end of its journey. Like many modern foods, it can ...

by AgroWeb on December 2, 2016

Honey and Almond Combination for Better Life

Honey and Raw Whole Almonds are nature's original candy. Mix them together and you have the ultimate taste treat. The Almonds soak up the sweet nectar of the Honey and the Honey absorbs naturally the nuttiness of the Almond. Eating a spoonful of honey-soaked almonds has proved a healthy way to improve your cholesterol profile. Researchers suggest that honey and almonds each have special ...

by AgroWeb on January 4, 2017

The Healthiest Combination of Ginger and Honey

The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides even more additional bonuses. The health benefits of honey and ...

by AgroWeb on March 27, 2017

8 Ways to figure out if Honey is Real or Fake

Honey costs a pretty penny, especially the type that’s sold in jars labeled organic, raw, all-natural, and unfiltered. The sweet nectar has often been compared to liquid gold and many manufacturers charge premium prices for it. However, the expensive costs do not reflect the actual quality or type of honey that people think they may be getting. A majority of the honey being sold nationwide ...

by AgroWeb on February 5, 2017

Natural Remedies That Work Like Painkillers

If you’ve ever had a toothache, headache, back pain, or muscle aches, your default behavior is to probably reach for the medicine cabinet to grab a bottle of pills in the category of acetaminophen or ibuprofen. While they are typically good choices for fast and effective pain relief, there are a few side effects to consider. Acetaminophen, works by affecting the part of your brain, which ...

by AgroWeb on July 14, 2016

Propolis - Heath's Best Friend

Although bees are perhaps most famous for their honey, they also have another valuable tool in their arsenal. Propolis, also commonly known as bee glue, is actually a type of resinous material that bees can collect on their legs from flowers, buds, and other sources of sap. This propolis is then brought back to the hive, where it is essentially used as a glue to fix damage in parts of the hive. ...

by AgroWeb on July 5, 2016

The Season of Fresh Harvested Albanian Honey

Sweet news for Albanian honey lovers. The fresh harvested honey is now available in your market, as June and July are the months when most beekeepers collect the honey from beehives especially in the areas of Central Albania. Seeking advice? ‘Ask for ‘mille fleurs’ honey or the multi-flower honey as it’s the best of this period’, the chairman of Berat Beekeepers ...

by AgroWeb on December 28, 2016

Golden Honey Mixture - The Strongest Natural Antibiotic

Many of you have already had some experience with turmeric. Some of you may have used it as a spice and others might have used it in preparing the recipe for “golden milk“ and some of you have probably just noticed bags of yellow powder in some of the bigger supermarkets or health food stores and wondered what it is used for. However, only few of you are informed that turmeric, ...

by AgroWeb on November 2, 2016

Albanian Compote - Reliving the Values of Tradition

Whenever someone is recovering from an illness, it’s in our tradition to prepare juice extracted from stewed meat and compote. This beverage is one of the best and most natural juices for human beings. Preparing this beverage is a very modest task. What you need is water, sugar and fruits. You can replace sugar with honey to make the beverage healthier. Compote is part of Albania’s ...

by AgroWeb on September 25, 2016

Milk and Honey - Elixir of Life

Honey does wonders. Milk is great for our health as well. When taken together they are not just delicious but act as a great weapon for good health. Honey is traditionally used for health because of its antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, as well as its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects on respiratory issues. Milk, on the other hand, has traditionally been praised for its ...

by AgroWeb on February 18, 2017

Honey and Cinnamon - The Healthiest Mixture

Albanian farmers produce about three thousand tons of honey during a year, statistics data show. Farmers say this is a promising business and many are interested in investing and developing this culture but they must establish and cultivate bees in the northern regions of Albania, too. The quantity of honey produced in Albania has increased by approximately 145% during the last decade. You can ...

by AgroWeb on March 25, 2017

The Supreme Combination of Ginger and Honey

The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides even more additional bonuses. The health benefits of honey and ginger ...

by AgroWeb on April 28, 2016

Propolis – Human Organism’s Best Friend

Although bees are perhaps most famous for their honey, they also have another valuable tool in their arsenal. Propolis, also commonly known as bee glue, is actually a type of resinous material that bees can collect on their legs from flowers, buds, and other sources of sap. This propolis is then brought back to the hive, where it is essentially used as a glue to fix damage in parts of the hive. ...

by AgroWeb on October 14, 2015

Health Benefits of Honey

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2016

The Bitter Taste of Fraud Honey

    During an interview for AgroWeb, the chairman of Berat Beekeepers Association, Selami Kalaj said that Albania has many good beekeepers that would never fake honey because that would be a violation of their work ethics and it would push their businesses towards bankruptcy. Nevertheless, according to Mr. Kalaj, fraud honey is a reality and there are many people who mess with the ...

by AgroWeb on January 10, 2017

Widely Used Pesticides Could Harm Honeybees

One of the most persistent and destructive problems in modern agriculture in Albania as in the rest of the Word, is its heavy reliance on pesticides, to protect flowering crops. The indiscriminate spraying doesn’t just pollute soil and water; it also kills many of the beneficial organisms those same crops depend on. A team of European researchers has revealed that pesticides play an ...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2016

Honey - Exploring Fraudulent Practices

Honey is honey, it’s just that simple. It contains the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of plants. Nothing else! Well, unfortunately it’s not always that straight. In Albania as in many European countries, there exist many ways to make a fake honey. It takes about 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 80,000 kilometers and visiting more than 2 ...

by AgroWeb on January 19, 2016

The Bitter Sweet Taste of Made in Albania Honey

Food fraud is fast becoming a big business today, especially in Albania, where the laws are weak or totally missing. One of the biggest potential offenders of food fraud is honey. With the prevalence of food frauds everywhere, most of us have no idea what we're being sold or consuming these days. The last EU Progress Report for Albania highlights that, “as regards food safety rules, no ...

by AgroWeb on November 2, 2016

The Albanians sweetest obsession

Albanians stick to honey. It has been used by countless of cultures all around the world over the past 3,000 years, while in Albania, usage of honey traces back to Illyrian times. In centuries many writers and philosophers, starting from Aristotle have emphasized the wealth of bee forage in Albania. The philosopher himself praised the honey that the Illyrians at the time turned into wine. That&...

by AgroWeb on June 22, 2015

From Honey to Money

To have a land of honey you need two key things: flowers and bees. To make profit out of it, you don’t need to be a prophet; you just need to do the math. Numbers and formulas win: every time. Sales – Expenses = Profit. Honey is the most popular natural sweetener in the world and the global trade in bee product is worth over $600 million every year. Due to its diverse use, the ...