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 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 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 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 12, 2016

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 November 24, 2016

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 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 September 21, 2016

Albania Agriculture - Season’s Veggies Provide Best Quality

Remember the feeling of eating off-season vegetables short in taste and smell. Tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers or peppers do not taste the same during winter; however we find them everywhere due to high consumer demand. Where do these vegetables and fruits grow? Is it worth consuming? Consumers can ask a lot of questions and experts have the right answers. Expansion of greenhouses is one of the ...

by AgroWeb on January 27, 2017

Foods High in Vitamin P

Vitamin P is a rarely used collective term for a plant classification known as flavonoids, or bioflavonoids -- the terms more commonly used. Flavonoids are pigments that produce yellow or red-blue coloring in plants. Along with color, they provide plants with protection from attacks from insects, fungi and microbes. They're also linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention. While ...

by AgroWeb on September 17, 2016

Do not Throw Away the Peel Fruits and Vegetables

In all likelihood, the first thing you do when you eat an orange is tear off that thick peel and throw it straight into the garbage. Guess what? You're missing out on a lot of nutrients. The peel of an orange has nearly twice as much vitamin C as the flesh inside. And though it may seem gross at first, there are plenty of tasty ways you can eat orange peels if you're willing to get a little ...

by AgroWeb on August 30, 2016

Zucchini in Your Kitchen – Easy, Healthy and Delicious

The other day I found myself with a whole bag full of zucchini and not the slightest idea on how to use it all up before it went bad. I started to research my options and boy, was I in for surprise! Have you ever heard of zucchini pasta? What about zucchini bread or pickled zucchini? This seemingly boring summer vegetable can apparently provide lots of room for experimenting and truly enrich your ...

by AgroWeb on September 5, 2016

Potato - The World’s Savior

Whenever anyone asks me what is one food item that I miss the most from home, whilst in Albania, I immediately reply – potatoes. Now, don’t get me wrong it’s not like there is a lack of potatoes in Albania or that it is particularly hard to cook them. The thing is they just do not taste like their Russian counterparts. Let me tell you, you can hardly meet one person in Russia who...

by AgroWeb on July 28, 2016

MACFRUT 2016 | 14 to 16 September | Rimini, Italy

MACFRUT 2016 will host the next European short course on fresh-cut products. The eighth edition of the European short course on the “Quality & Safety of Fresh-cut Produce” will be held from 14 to 16 September 2016 in the exhibition spaces of the Fiera di Rimini during the next Macfrut 2016. Organized by the University of Foggia in collaboration with Macfrut and DARe-Puglia. The ...

by AgroWeb on January 25, 2017

Denmark’s Green Gardens move to Fier

If asked to name the virtues of Lola Rossa or Lola Bionda, one would never be able to get close to the colorful appeals of these special products. As a matter of fact, Lola Rossa, Lola Bionda and Frilisia are the most interesting varieties of lettuce that have been grown last years in the district of Fier along with baby carrots and baby radish. Their final destination is equally appealing. ...

by AgroWeb on July 10, 2016

July's Freshest Products

Grocery shopping is already a pretty time consuming task, but not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and pricey. However, purchasing seasonal foods is a healthy and cost effective way to approach food shopping. Grocery stores tend to stock up on these items in bulk because they are plentiful, making them less expensive for you. We have prepared five seasonal foods that ...

by AgroWeb on July 2, 2016

Summer, the season of vibrant balcony veggies

I love June and July, for an obvious significant reason. All of my efforts to have a great piece of garden in my balcony pay off with the first harvest. Every week I have been blessed with generous production of peppers, zucchini, green beans and cucumbers. My beloved tomatoes are getting red, lighting up my balcony. I want to tell you more about this although my pictures are able to speak louder ...

by AgroWeb on June 29, 2016

Vegetables - Albanian Gold Mine

Agriculture is becoming hot, a gold mine for the Albanian economy. The figures are crystal clear. Vegetable production last year grew by 8.4%, according to statistics published by the Institute of Statistics. Albanian agriculture is experiencing a revival, with total agricultural products reaching record highs, farmland increase, sector employment growth, and new enterprises booming. According ...

by AgroWeb on December 5, 2016

World Soil Day - Albanian Soil Valuable Produce

The World Health Organization’s conference in June 2013 unanimously supported World Soil Day and asked official approval of this day in the 68-th General Assembly of UN. That precise year, the Assembly of UN, announced the 5-th of December to be World Soil Day. The World Soil Day reminds us of soil’s irreplaceable role as natural system’s component and contributory in human ...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2017

Asparagus – Veggie for emperors, kings, sultans

Royalty is about having high tastes, but sometimes the blue-blooded also enjoy things popular with common people. One thing they share with the masses is often not known: Asparagus. Throughout the Mediterranean basin, from Spain to Italy and further to Turkey, farmers sweat a lot to collect the tasty green vegetables. This spring delicacy is equally enjoyed by all, but with a class difference. The...

by AgroWeb on December 14, 2016

Fruits and Vegetables that Resemble to Body Organs

All really don’t know the implication of the statement “You Are What You Eat” however; you will discover that good-for-you foods and your body parts have a closer resemblance than you thought after looking at some interesting comparison. If looking at a slice of carrot from a distance, you can easily recognize it resembles an eye. Then see closely and you will find a pattern of ...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2016

Colors and Quality - The Organic Connection

by AgroWeb on August 30, 2016

Prolong Your Fruit And Veg Life

We all know that one bad apple spoils the whole barrel. But did you know that even a good apple as it ripens will ruin a watermelon stored next to it? It is just one example of how certain types of fruit or vegetable can make others go off too quickly with costly consequences for shoppers. Keeping certain fruit and veg together it's so wrong - and could lead to unnecessary wastage as a result...

by AgroWeb on April 3, 2016

April Produce Guide

Eating healthy. Eating fresh products of the season. Eating well. Knowing the food we consume means benefiting more from it, both in taste and nutrition elements. Agroweb has prepared a list of the vegetables that must be consumed based on their seasonality. Our guide instructs you how to choose the freshest vegetables available in the market and offers practical advice on the best ways to ...