by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

Grow Your Own Salad: 5 of the Easiest Vegetables To Plant

What’s the key to spectacular salads? Why, ingredients which are organic and as fresh as springtime, of course. And the ideal way to get those extra-fresh vegetables is to grow your very own in your backyard or balcony garden. Find out the facts on how to plant and harvest 5 basic salad vegetables. Lettuce Lettuce is considered the backbone of a salad by many folks. Good thing it’s ...

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 24, 2017

Fear of Vegetables - Get to know Real Facts

Lachanophobia is an unwarranted or an irrational fear of vegetables. The word originates from Greek Lachno meaning vegetables and Phobos meaning fear or aversion. Many people dislike vegetables and avoid eating them; however, in case of Lachanophobes, the dislike or hatred actually turns into a full blown panic attack at the mere sight or thought of vegetables. Lachanophobic individuals naturally...

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 March 26, 2017

Main reasons to grow vegetables with your kids

Kids can watch something grow from a seed into something they can touch and eat. Discover 5 reasons why AgroWeb.org suggest you to grow vegetables with your kids. It's fun. Your kids will experience the wonder of watching something grow from a seed or a tiny plant into something recognizable that they can touch and eat. They can grow their own pumpkins or pick their own strawberries. They&rsquo...

by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

Better Start Eating Your White Vegetables

Many dietitians have been claiming that colored vegetables are good for everybody's health. However, these people have forgotten that white colored vegetables exist too, and they are as nutritious as the dark colored ones. However, according to agroWeb.org research cauliflowers, onions, mushrooms, garlic and white beans proved otherwise. These white vegetables were proven to lower the risk of ...

by AgroWeb on March 23, 2017

Vegetables to Grow Indoors

If you want to have vegetables plant by your own but you don’t have enough land there is still hope. AgroWeb.org will show you how to plant vegetables indoor. Conservatories and windowsills are good sites for growing vegetables. Put heavy containers on the floor or a firm support. Some vegetable plants, including trailing species, are suitable for growing in hanging baskets fitted with ...

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 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 February 9, 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 February 3, 2017

Vegetables rationed in Europe as crisis hits supermarkets

The famous Albanian ‘tallon’ of communism era is back. But paradoxically in the EU countries. Supermarket giant Tesco has rationed customers to three iceberg lettuces per visit, blaming poor growing conditions in Europe for a shortage in UK stores. Morrisons has also limited shoppers to three heads of broccoli and three iceberg lettuces, the Daily Mail said. According to AgroWeb.org ...

by AgroWeb on January 26, 2017

Market Guide - Broccoli twice more expensive, garlic imported from China

Albanian market is still furnished from the local suppliers and traditional foreign regions. Regarding fruits and vegetables, regions such as Lushnje, Saranda and Korça continue to maintain the main weigh, while regarding to foreign countries, Greece continues to be the main partner. According to Tirana Agro-Market and its wholesale prices, Lushnja remains a potential supplier of agro-...

by AgroWeb on January 20, 2017

Frosts in Europe - Golden opportunity for Albanian Exports

Bad weather in Italy and Spain is likely to significantly increase the price of vegetables across northern Europe. Suppliers say that a combination of flooding, cold weather and poor light levels had created a "perfect storm" of poor growing conditions. Courgettes and lettuces are likely to be much pricier, according to suppliers. Poor planting conditions could also affect prices at ...

by AgroWeb on January 12, 2017

Health Facts: Green Vegetables

Everyone eats vegetables but only few are curious about what it can do to their health. Everyone says vegetables are good to our health. We at AgroWeb.org strongly agree on that. Of course, all vegetables are beneficial by nature. But there are a lot of things we should know about green vegetables. Beta-carotene is a pigment that gives color to plants. Here is some of its contribution to your ...

by AgroWeb on January 6, 2017

5 vegetable oils that are harming your body & what you can use instead

Vegetable oils are bad for you. That’s the straight up truth. And eliminating these oils from your diet is a significant step you can take toward improving your health. Unfortunately, that means cutting out anything that is fried in them as well — yes, that means french fries, potato chips, and even vegetable chips. Now, we at AgroWeb.org don’t want to tell you how to live your ...

by AgroWeb on February 1, 2017

From Farm to Table: Nutrient Losses in Vegetables

Whenever we think about cooking food, we attempt to find the best way how to preserve the nutritional values of our favorite vegetables. In our journey to healthy eating, we also tend to enjoy raw vegetables such as spinach that is often used in salads or steamed to keep most of its vitamins. However, things are not as worst as we ever imagined. Vitamin A and beta carotene are well preserved ...

by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Most Nutritious Vegetables to Juice

Juicing vegetables offers many health benefits because vegetables are rich in nutrients. Some vegetables are more nutrient-dense and make better candidates for juicing than others. Combining a few different vegetables is a good way to get a diverse blend of vitamins and minerals that support various aspects of health and well-being. Pure, 100-percent vegetable juice counts towards your daily ...

by AgroWeb on January 14, 2017

Get ready for purple-colored vegetables in 2017

If you’ve never tried purple asparagus or black garlic purée, you might get your chance starting next year. Food experts have released their predictions for 2017’s hottest food trends One of the more colorful food trends of the New Year is “purple everything,” the company says, such as purple asparagus, purple cauliflower, and purple sweet potatoes, among others. ...

by AgroWeb on December 23, 2016

The new surprising colors of Albanian carrots

Carrots are the most famous vegetables in many cuisines. They are also a generally favorite vegetable for many consumers worldwide. Everybody knows the carrot’s nutritional and health values, but there are some secrets and interesting facts about carrots that Agroweb will reveal to you.  Health Benefits of Carrots. The health benefits of carrots- from lowering cholesterol to preventing...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

All End-of-Year prices and origin of products on offer

On the verge of end-of-year festivities, expenditures of Albanian families for food products peak. But the long-standing dilemma is always going to be the same, whether Albanians believe products they buy should be locally grown or of foreign imported ones. In this stage of the year, in December, numerous Albanian areas provide local fruits and vegetables with much convenient prices than those of...

by AgroWeb on December 2, 2016

Chayote - Nutrition facts of Vegetable Pear

Have you recently notice in Albanian markets a new kind of vegetable that seems like a pear but taste like a squash? Its cold chayote, or Kajota as Albanian vendors use to call it. Some of the common names are mirlitons, vegetable pear, chocho, sayote, christophine,etc. Botanically, it belongs to the broad Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family of vegetables, which also includes cucumber, pumpkin, and ...

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 December 3, 2016

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Leaves

Pumpkin leaves are indeed, edible. In many parts of the world, including Asia and Africa, they are a regular part of the diet when available. The taste is similar to a mixture of green beans, asparagus, broccoli and spinach. Since it is a good source of food and is commonly consumed in places like Italy, UK, and many other places in Europe and around the world. Pumpkin leaf is a dark green leafy...

by AgroWeb on March 15, 2017

Green Onions - Freshness and Benefits of the Fall Season

Green onions should be part of our diet, particularly when they are fresh. Autumn is another best time of the year to indulge in these superb veggies as they are fresh from the harvest and sell and their best prices. These vegetables give our meals a great flavor, but are also full in vitamins and minerals that are good to the health. The green onion's medicinal part is its stem. It works as well ...

by AgroWeb on November 20, 2016

Should You Pay Kids to Eat Veggies?

We all need to eat more veggies—especially kids. But getting a child excited about broccoli is no small feat. Yes, while it does have the advantage of looking like a miniature tree you can eat, to the discriminatory young palate it simply doesn’t stand up to fatty, flavorful alternatives like chips, cheese and ice cream. So how can you convince kids to start eating more vegetables? One...

by AgroWeb on November 15, 2016

Unique benefits of Albanian Broad Beans

Broad beans possess sweet, tender and succulent taste with mild flavor. Apart from their taste, it is rich in protein and fiber content. Albania is blessed with considerable production of broad beans, especially in the Korça and Pogradec regions. The main characteristic of the Albanian broad beans is their freshness and richness in unique nutritional values. In 100 grams, Broad beans ...

by AgroWeb on March 2, 2017

Broccoli, the Smart Green Albanian Veggie

Albanian consumers and their taste for broccoli has taken some time to gel and get used to each other. It is not broccoli fault though, far from it. Generally, it has to do with the Albanian skepticism to embrace the green vegetables and to accept them as a main dish, far from their local folkloristic role of a side order. “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a ...

by AgroWeb on November 2, 2016

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 October 8, 2016

How to Give Your Vegetable Scraps A New Life

Bringing veggie scraps back to life is a relatively inexpensive gardening method and easier than starting from seeds. Here’s what you need: egetable scraps Clear containers Garden soil Planter Instructions for the lettuce 1. When cutting, keep approximately 2 inches of the base intact. 2. Set the lettuce on its base in a glass with ½ inch of water, and place it in sunlight...

by AgroWeb on October 6, 2016

October List of Local and Imported Fruit and Vegetable in Albania

AgroWeb issues the latest list of fruit and vegetables present in the Albanian market as of October 6th, 2016 based on the gross sale of AGRIFOOD Market of Tirana. The local produce is dominant in the fruit and vegetables offering due to the high productivity of the season. Kindly check the whole list on offer./AgroWeb.org      ...