by AgroWeb on April 13, 2017

Wheatgrass at your Balcony

Wheatgrass is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your mind and body healthy and vibrant. If you want to make wheatgrass a regular part of your diet, try growing it yourself at home. This article of AgroWeb.org provides information on how to grow wheatgrass from seeds and make the most of it once it has matured. Soaking and Germinating Wheatgrass Seeds Source wheatgrass seeds...

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 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

From A to Z Food Sources for Vitamins

Vitamins are essential for your body. But how much do you need, and what foods have them? The list below will help you out. It covers all the vitamins you should get, preferably from food. Read below the suggestions of AgroWeb.org Vitamin A Foods that have it: Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, fortified cereals How much you need: • Men: 900 micrograms per day • Women: 700 micrograms...

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 October 11, 2016

The Encyclopedia of Vitamins

An AgroWeb.org explanatory video news presenting all the necessary information about the presence and the power of Vitamins in specific natural products...

by AgroWeb on February 22, 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 August 21, 2016

Vitamins - What you need, and how to get it

Albanians are lucky to have many fruits and vegetables rich in natural vitamins, thanks to the good agricultural conditions, fruitful land and great weather. But recently, they are considering also vitamins and supplements for their health. Are those vitamins and supplements good enough, or you better skip them and get your vitamins from fruits and veggies? In fact, if you eat a diet rich in ...

by AgroWeb on March 21, 2017

The Magic World of Watercress

Watercress earned its reputation as a healing herb quite early. Around 400 BC, Hippocrates located the first hospital on the island of Kos close to a stream to ensure that fresh watercress would be available for treating patients. In the 1700s, Nicholas Culpeper (author of Culpeper's Herbal) believed watercress could cleanse the blood. Modern science has identified more than 15 essential vitamins ...

by AgroWeb on January 12, 2017

The Advantages of Using the Leafy Carrot Greens

The leafy tops attached to fresh carrots in the form of umbrella-like clusters are referred to as carrot greens. You may not find them quite often in the grocery or supermarket as these leafy tops are removed to improve the shelf life of carrots because they continue drawing out the moisture from the roots drying the vegetable quickly. But if you are interested in them, you just need to hit the ...

by AgroWeb on May 21, 2016

Nectarines - Best Source of Vitamins

We commonly see nectarines showcased side by side with peaches. They are similar but yet a different fruit. The best way to identify the difference between a nectarine and peach is by the lack of fuzz on the nectarine. Nectarines, like peaches, most likely originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. Nectarines are smaller and smooth skinned...

by AgroWeb on February 17, 2017

Hazelnut, the Goddess of Good Health

Hazelnuts have their own throne in the list of food that boost our longevity. Their popularity never fades away. They are delicious. Albania is blessed with hazelnut orchards that are widely cultivated from North to South, West to East of the country. Hazelnuts are tiny but do an extraordinary job. They are rich in protein and vitamin. Their use is not limited in the local and international ...

by AgroWeb on March 13, 2017

The Fancy Seeds of Albanian Pine Trees

Pine nuts are the fanciest seeds in international cuisine. They are usually collected in mid-autumn and spring starting from October until May. Albanian pine trees are one of the most authentic types of Mediterranean Pines, therefore their pine nuts are second to none. They’re smaller, cuter and have a sweet, subtle flavor. Pine nuts are used in deserts, salads and famous Pesto. People have...

by AgroWeb on December 20, 2016

Thyme - The Timeless Herb of Albania

Ancient Greeks considered Thyme a symbol of courage and sacrifice. At various periods in history, Thyme has been used to treat melancholy, reproductive system ailments, and to improve digestion. In the 18th century, it was recommended as a cure for a hangover. Thyme herb is packed with numerous health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall wellness. One ...

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 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 ...

by AgroWeb on March 14, 2017

Juicing vs Blending – Which is the Better Choice

We all know that fruit is the king, but there are people who would rather get the juice out of it and indulge in juicing and blending. Nowadays, there is a juice and smoothie craze going on, particularly for the green ones. But what is the difference between the juice and the smoothie? Briefly said the difference is fiber. Smoothies have a lot of it; juices typically have very little. A ...