by AgroWeb on April 24, 2017

How to grow spinach in your home

Spinach is an edible flowering plant from the goosefoot family. Spinach is a popular vegetable loaded with nutritional value and considered by nutritional experts to be a “super food” as in Albania is famous for its iron rich proprieties. Superfoods are foods that are known to help reduce cholesterol, the risk of heart disease and protect from free radicals. Spinach is high in vitamin ...

by AgroWeb on April 21, 2017

No Metal Spoons For Honey

There are experts who believe that the acids in honey can decompose copper and iron and produce toxic salts and so generally metal spoons should not be used to avoid the change of honey taste or transfer of undesirable metallic substances. However, this is surprising because most beekeepers' equipment is made of stainless steel, thus it very unlikely that the brief contact between the honey and ...

by AgroWeb on April 19, 2017

Swiss Chard, Nettles, Chenopodium - Extraordinary health values

Wild lettuce are among the richest plants with exceptional value and are found everywhere in Albania. Part of this family are the plants similar to spinach, but mainly grow in the wild such as Swiss Chard, Nettles and Chenopodium. Read their generous values listed by AgroWeb.org. Hot Stinging Nettles We all know that prescription medications for allergies have many side effects but nettle has ...

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 April 6, 2017

Blackberry vs Blueberry - Benefits and Virtues

Perhaps you have already heard of super fruits. Such fruits are, pound for pound, the most nutritious fruits in existence. Two of the most popular super fruits today are blackberries and blueberries. The blackberry and the blueberry are tremendously nutritious as they are excellent sources of vitamins and iron. Yet, the most remarkable property of these fruits is their richness in antioxidant ...

by AgroWeb on April 6, 2017

Wild Garlic - The magical healing plant

The healing properties of this herb are rarely known. Every doctor of alternative medicine recommends this herb. This herb is called ramsons or poison killer, wild or bear garlic. It is used for reducing inflammation of the mucous membrane, eliminating parasites from the intestines. According to AgroWeb.org informations, for many years in folk medicine ramsons is used as a healing herb which ...

by AgroWeb on April 1, 2017

Stinging Nettle Beneficial Features and Offerings

Its first touch burns, but regardless of that burning feeling you will not be able to give it up. We are talking about Stinging Nettles which have been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hay fever which is the most common allergy problem. Nettles are so good that they make the local pharmacy go bankrupt. Jokes aside, we all know that prescription medications for allergies ...

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 March 28, 2017

Dark vs Light Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is sucrose sugar that comes in a distinctive brown color. It is molasses that gives the characteristic brown color to this sucrose sugar. Brown sugar comes refined or partially refined. Brown sugar is available in light and dark colors. The difference between dark brown sugar and light brown sugar is mainly in the presence of the molasses. Light brown sugar contains 3.5 per cent of ...

by AgroWeb on April 21, 2017

Caffeinated vs Decaffeinated Coffee

People love coffee. It gives a boost to a sleepy lad on an early Monday morning. Coffee, besides its anti-sleeping mechanism, is also said to be a great source of anti-oxidants whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated. To put things into a simple perspective, caffeinated coffee contains caffeine while decaffeinated coffee does not contain caffeine. Caffeine is a substance, particularly an ...

by AgroWeb on April 14, 2017

Black vs Red Plums and their Health Benefits

Plums are sweet juicy fruits that have high nutritional value. Plums, which are related to almond and peach, belong to the genus Prunus. In the market, there are hundreds of varieties of plums. Of these, the European and the Japanese plum varieties are more used. First of all, let’s discuss black plums. The black plums are sweet fruits. These black plums are eaten fresh during the summer ...

by AgroWeb on March 28, 2017

Green apple, kiwi, spinach juice benefits

Green Apple, Kiwi, Spinach Juice is a tasty and nutrient rich refreshing juice blend to start your morning with. This green juice isn’t bitter at all thanks to the addition of green apples and kiwi. This season you buy spinach often when you go grocery shopping. It gets used a lot between salads, soups, smoothies and lately…Green Juice, like this Green Apple, Kiwi, Spinach Juice. ...

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 22, 2017

List of Foods Highest in Phosphorus Content

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient required for proper cell functioning, regulation of calcium, strong bones and teeth, and for making ATP (adenosine triphosphate) a molecule which provides energy to our cells. A deficiency in phosphorus can lead to lowered appetite, anemia, muscle pain, improper bone formation (rickets), numbness, and a weakened immune system. Phosphorus is found in almost ...

by AgroWeb on March 6, 2017

The Elderflower Power

One of my all time favorite drinks is called Hugo. I discovered it when I visited Austria for the first time, where the drink is extremely popular, especially in the summertime. In fact, according to Wikipedia, it was invented in 2005 in South Tyrol region of Austria. It is comprised of prosecco, soda water, elderflower syrup and some mint. The most essential ingredient of this cocktail is ...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Unexpected benefits of Begonia

Begonias are well-known flowers in Albania, but mostly for their distinct beauty. But they have an additional benefit. The leaves flowers, and stems are edible. Begonia blossoms have a citrus-sour taste. The petals are used in salads and as a garnish. Stems, also, can be used in place of rhubarb. Begonias can be prepared in several different ways. An infusion made by soaking the flowers in hot ...

by AgroWeb on March 15, 2017

Butter vs. Margarine – Which is Better?

Which is best for you? Butter or margarine? The debate is still raging. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of margaric acid, the ancestor of modern margarine. Most of those 200 years have been a struggle between these two ‘foods’. Recently it looked like margarine was a clear loser. Its high level of trans fats got it labeled as “just one molecule away from ...

by AgroWeb on March 14, 2017

Green and Yellow - Amazing Tasteful Tomatoes

Thank goodness it’s almost March. The month we look forward to all year, as it is finally time to start our favorite of all gardening jobs, sowing tomato seeds. But rather than just sticking to familiar red varieties, this year we tell you to try something that most people seem instinctively to avoid without ever giving them a go, delicious green tomatoes. Green tomatoes are rich in ...

by AgroWeb on March 9, 2017

Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium and Where to Find it

You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods (melon, avocados, bananas, and white beans). But even if you get the recommended 4,700 mg per day, you still might have a deficiency. Why? The more sodium you consume, the more potassium ...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

Wonderful Health Benefits of Eating Organic Arugula

Arugula is also known as rocket and is one of the cruciferous group of vegetables, which are loaded with amazing health benefits. Arugula is popular and versatile in the kitchen, as it can be used as a herb, a salad green, and even a leaf vegetable. It can be used both raw or cooked. Albanians started to cultivate arugula after the 1990s, while all the other Mediterranean countries had a lot of ...

by AgroWeb on February 21, 2017

Kiwi fruit support for a strong immune system

 You would be surprised to know that kiwi fruit tops the chart amongst other fruits when it comes to nutrition density. Nutrition density is the amount of minerals and vitamins found per gram. It is a greater source of vitamin C when compared to other fruits. Just like the fruit, people love kiwi juice across the globe. It is especially loved for its tangy taste and the combination of soft ...

by AgroWeb on April 22, 2017

The Amazing Beneficial Effects of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a very popular spice. Not only is it delicious, its many health benefits are also impressive. Cinnamon is cheap and widely available in most supermarkets. At least, one type is. Most people don’t realize there are actually two main types of this spice. Both of them are healthy, but one contains a toxin that is harmful if you eat too much of it. This article from AgroWeb.org ...

by AgroWeb on March 16, 2017

Is It Safe to Eat a Sprouted Potato?

Discovering that your potatoes have sprouted when you're in the middle of making lunch is frustrating on a good day. Should you run to the store for more? Should you eat them anyway? Should you just give up and order a pizza? When It Is Safe to Eat a Sprouted Potato The good news is that potatoes are safe to eat even after they've sprouted, so long as they are still firm to the touch and they ...

by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Discover Elderberry for your health

Looking for a natural remedy that has a very long history of medicinal use? There’s evidence that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. Sambucus nigra is the full scientific name of the most common variety used for medicinal purposes. It’s a well-known and very used plant in Albania as well. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications dating back to ...

by AgroWeb on February 18, 2017

Surprisingly Unique Pickled Ginger

Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Being used throughout history by different cultures around the world, ginger harnesses an incredible healing power proven for a host of ailments. The spice is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. AgroWeb.org will show you an unusual recipe of pickled ginger for all Albanian pickle lovers. These homemade ...

by AgroWeb on February 13, 2017

The Amazing Flavor of Black Lemons

Black lime is also known Dried Lime or Black Lemon, is a lime that have lost their water content, usually after having spent a majority of their drying time in the sun. They are used, whole, sliced or ground, as a spice in many international dishes. Black limes are small, and are just as the name suggests: black. Fresh limes are boiled in salt water, or brine, and then set out to dry in the sun. ...

by AgroWeb on February 6, 2017

Cardoon - The Medicinal Wild Artichoke

Cardoon, Cynara cardunculus, is perennial herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family usually with violet or purple flowers. It is native to Central and Western Mediterranean region where it has been domesticated in ancient times. Buds, stem, leaf stalks, young leaves and root are the edible portions of this plant. Cardoon is also known as Cardone, Artichoke thistle, Cardo, Cardoni, Cardi or Carduni...

by AgroWeb on January 30, 2017

Echinacea Benefits: A Potent Natural Remedy

Echinacea purpurea is a simple flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. More commonly known as purple coneflower, many people grow this powerful herb without even realizing it! The name derives from the Greek word ekhinos (hedgehog) because the cone resembles a small hedgehog. The flowers, leaves and roots of this plant can all be used differently in natural remedies. In general, the ...

by AgroWeb on February 11, 2017

Benefits of Primula Veris, the Albanian Cowslip

Cowslip (Primula officinalis) is a small herb that grows throughout the temperate zones of Asia and Europe. The plant is not much seen in the northern latitudes and grows in glades and clearings, hayfields and also mountainous regions of Albania. It is not a very tall plant with sweet smelling blooms that are yellow in color and have small orange dots on it. It has a small rhizome from which the ...

by AgroWeb on December 26, 2016

The health properties of orange blossom

 Orange blossom is widely used both in the culinary arts as well as medicinally and is well known for its therapeutic properties. Albania especially the Middle and South region, is reach of citrus and oranges, as they are now in season. To reap the multiple benefits of it, you can make orange blossom water or make a tea or essential oil. This white flower grows on three different fruit trees...