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 12, 2017

Chinese manufactures plead guilty to fake rice claims

Institutions and agencies of the European Union are keeping a watchful eye on fake rice produced in China. European countries. Europe’s main ports are vigilant in dealing with cargos and rice shipments from China to inhibit the smuggling of this fake toxic, and hazardous product. However, counterfeiters in China have increased their efforts to smuggle plastic rice into EU regardless of ...

by AgroWeb on April 3, 2017

Several Foods to Help With Insomnia

According to modern research, some studies even suggest that up to 90 percent of modern humans may be sleep deficient. Some minerals deficiencies can be linked to insomnia, muscle twitches, PMS, stress, depression and poor heart health — not to mention poor absorption of the bone-fortifying mineral calcium. Here are five mineral-packed foods that are easy to sneak into your diet every day...

by AgroWeb on April 15, 2017

Health Benefits and Properties of Red Rice

Red rice is a kind of unpolished rice, which has higher nutritional value, compared to white rice or even polished rice. Cooking time is generally more than white rice and it has a nutty taste and more gratifying flavor. It is fiber rich content, Vitamin B1 & B2, iron and calcium. Because of higher nutritive content as well as health advantages of red rice, it is strongly advised for heart ...

by AgroWeb on December 29, 2016

Holidays Increase Product Prices

Together with Christmas tree decorations, school and work Christmas vacation and holiday’s plans, winter holiday time is associated with another annual tradition: consumer basket price increase. Retailers use an increased demand for food items, vegetables, fruits, and drinks during the holiday season, spiking the prices accordingly for Christmas and New Year. Although price volatility in ...

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 December 21, 2016

BBC reports plastic rice cargo seized in Nigeria

The world-wide information network BBC reported today that Nigeria has confiscated 102 bags of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says. Nigeria customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season. He said the rice was very sticky after it was boiled and "only God ...

by AgroWeb on April 4, 2017

How to identify toxic plastic rice

China remains the world's largest producer of rice. The huge exporting country harvests over 200 million tons per year and a large share of it gets exported all over the world. But cooks and diners alike should take care: not only are untold amounts of pesticides used in Chinese agriculture, but according to a report in The Korea Times rice is also now being manufactured artificially. Potato ...

by AgroWeb on October 31, 2016

Tap Water Price to Increase

Tap water prices are expected to increase. Water supply officials say that tap water in Albania is drinkable. It may sound absurd but our water use invoice forces every customer to pay a fee for tap water. The latest performance report published few days ago by the Regulatory Water Agency reveals that in terms of existing service fees and suggested tariffs, authorities can still push them to a ...

by AgroWeb on September 7, 2016

Plastic Rice, an emerging risk to consumers

China is one of the biggest countries in the world, and its vast population has become an increasing economic problem. Apparently, their natural resources are slowly running out, and cannot fully sustain the entire nation. This is the reason why counterfeits are very rampant in the country. Although there have been numerous reports of product counterfeits coming from China, we did not expect that ...

by AgroWeb on March 2, 2017

Licorice - The Natural Herb 50 Times Sweeter than Honey

The scientific name for licorice root, Glycyrrhiza, comes from Old Greek “glukos” which means sweet and “riza” which means root. This “sweet root” contains glycyrrhizin, a compound that can be up to 50 times sweeter than sugar. So it’s not surprising that when many people think of licorice, they think of the confectionery by the same the name. However, ...

by AgroWeb on November 12, 2016

Journey into Rice – Why Darker is Better

Rice is the oldest known food that is still widely consumed today. Archaeologists can date its consumption back to 5000 BC, the time when the first traces of its cultivation in China, India and Thailand appear. The Oryza Sativa family, from which all commercially produced rice comes, can boast over 40,000 different cultivated species. Each rice seed can produce up to 3,000 grains, which is the ...

by AgroWeb on May 20, 2015

Rise and Fall of the Cherry

Cherry prices are set to reach their lowest level this week on high supply and lower demand while wholesale market dropped with 80% in the last two weeks. The drop in prices is due to a combination of factors, including temperature rising every day, peak processing and a general attitude on Albanian market that the seasonal fruits prices should first rise steeply to than decrease to a reasonable ...