by AgroWeb on May 8, 2017

Why You Should Activate Your Nuts & Seeds – And How To Do It

Seeds and nuts are delicious and easy snacks, and they provide numerous essential nutrients, fibre, and healthy fats. Yet, if you are a fan of roasted nuts, we suggest replacing them with raw, dried nuts, as roasting might cause some side-effects and make the nuts go rancid. Also, some companies often use cheap oils. Therefore, simply buy raw ones and roast them on your own, at home. However, ...

by AgroWeb on April 17, 2017

Grape Leaves unknown health benefits and nutrition facts

Grape leaves, a popular staple of heart-healthy Mediterranean cuisine, very wellknown in Albania for the famous ‘japrak’ or ‘dollma’ are rich in vitamins and minerals. Grape leaves are often to be found canned or bottled, while raw or fresh grape leaves are best consumed after they're steamed or blanched. The popular Albanian dish mention above, uses grape leaves as a ...

by AgroWeb on April 6, 2017

Amazing Health Benefits of Dried Apricots

Apricots have long been recognized as one of the better foods that provide a good supply of nutrients for a healthy body as well as combat illnesses. However, did you know that dried apricots carry more benefits than fresh apricots? The benefits of dried apricots stem from the fact that the drying process strips the fruits of its water content without harming, altering, or reducing the potency of...

by AgroWeb on March 31, 2017

Table Salt vs Sea Salt - A detailed analysis

Table salt is sourced from mines or the sea and is arrived at after removing impurities by an industrial process. Sea salt on the other hand is obtained by evaporating seawater. It has a higher mineral content than table salt and is therefore considered to be a healthier alternative. Table salt is the more widely used variety. It goes through a refining process that does away with all naturally ...

by AgroWeb on March 18, 2017

Gooseberry - Looking like a melon, tasting like grape

Do you know of a berry that kind of looks like a tiny watermelon and tastes like sour grape? It’s the unique gooseberry. Health Benefits of gooseberry Gooseberries are low in calories (100 grams contain only about 44 calories), but high in phenolic phytochemicals, especially flavones and anthocyanins. These compounds are known to have benefiting effects against cancer, aging, inflammation...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Food Sources for Minerals

When it comes to minerals, you're probably looking for the bottom line: How much do you need, and what foods have them? The list of AgroWeb.org below will help you out. It covers all the minerals you should get, preferably from food. Calcium Foods that have it: Milk, fortified nondairy alternatives like soy milk, yogurt, hard cheeses, fortified cereals, kale How much you need: • Adults ...

by AgroWeb on January 19, 2017

Black Rice for a Full Red Heart

Black rice, known as forbidden rice, is an ancient grain that has even more impressive health benefits than most other rice varieties. Not only black rice contains the highest amount of antioxidants, protein and dietary fiber of all rice, but also it is also a good source of iron, which can be hard to get for people who rely on grains and legumes for protein. So good the black rice is that ...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

What do you need to know about minerals

Minerals are essential nutrients required by the organism. Our body requires certain quantities of daily minerals to have a normal development. Calcium, phosphorous and magnesium are the building blocks of our skeleton. Furthermore calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus are plant based minerals. Potassium, sodium, iron, nitrogen, calcium, zinc and iodine  are essential and necessary for our ...

by AgroWeb on May 12, 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 April 4, 2017

Chromium - The Sweet Crave Controlling Mineral

Each of us has often felt the urge for salty foods or sweets. There are times when the lusting goes wild and becomes an obsession. While obsessions are dangerous, cravings are a method used by our body to send us signals on the lack of certain nutrients. The subject of our desire for food may not be sufficient to provide a diagnosis on what is happening with our body. However we need to pay ...

by AgroWeb on March 15, 2017

Flax Seeds – The Richest Health Boosters

If you follow latest health food trends, you’ve probably heard of flax seeds, also known as common flax or linseeds. No wonder the Latin translation of ‘flax’ is ‘useful’. Flax has long been used in the industrial and healthcare fields as well as in cosmetology. Stems of flax are processed into fibers, which is the raw material for linen fabric. Flax seeds, meanwhile...

by AgroWeb on April 17, 2017

Silicon - A vital mineral of beauty and health

Silicon is known as a beautifying mineral and there are also many health benefits associated with it. It not only causes the strengthening of connective tissues and bones, but is also useful in taking care of nails, hair and skin. The health benefits of silicon also play a vital role in the prevention of atherosclerosis, insomnia, skin disorders and tuberculosis. Silicon is the second most ...

by AgroWeb on March 23, 2017

Sunflower Seeds - Albanian’s Favorite Pastime

Admit it! You were hooked too back in the time, after fourth grade. Just the thought of chewing and spitting out the sunflower seed for our teachers and parents was so gross that they could find covert ways to make us stop. Like the mizzen scene that mouse particularly liked them and that we would have all kind of disease if we kept chewing them. But did it stop us? Not a bit. This is the case ...