by AgroWeb on April 29, 2017

Pineapple and Cucumber super values

AgroWeb.org has so far shared dozens of delicious recipes for healthy drinks and foods. Now is the turn of smoothie with cucumber and pineapple which are available in every store around you. This superfood smoothie is sweet, tart, and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to start your day, especially if you’re trying a new diet or performing a cleanse. With just five ingredients, this ...

by AgroWeb on March 21, 2017

Ginger and Aloe Detox to flush out toxins

When you're trying to get your health back on track, there are many ways to detox your way to feeling better. The best way to flush out toxins, however, is simple: lots and lots of water. But you don't have to drink it plain; you can add a little flavor as well with these delicious (and detoxifying) additions. Add all of these to a large pitcher or bottle full of ice and water and drink throughout...

by AgroWeb on January 18, 2017

Albanian winter market dominated by imported watermelons

Albania is the largest per capita consumer of watermelons in the world at 146.93 kg per person. This must be the reason why in the middle of the cold season, you can find watermelons on the market even as a successful product for vendors. Asked by AgroWeb.org, traders explain that watermelons are imported from Greece, as the product is stored in cold storages. Watermelons cost this period is 300 ...

by AgroWeb on November 9, 2016

Situation update after torrential rainfall in Albania districts

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management reports on November 9th, 2016, the problematic situation caused by the torrential rainfall of the last days. Vlora District Vlora district reports no major problems caused by bad weather and precipitations. The only flooded areas are 50 hectares of mainly unproductive land in Skrofotina near Novosela. Lezha The situation is ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

The Wonderful Benefits of Okra Water

Okra is fast gaining a reputation as a so-called 'superfood' for people with or at risk of diabetes. Commonly referred to as ladyfingers, or by its biological names Abelmoschus esculentus and Hibiscus esculentus, okra is known to have a positive effect on blood sugar control, among many other health benefits. A powerhouse of valuable nutrients, okra provides numerous health benefits. Known as a ...

by AgroWeb on November 8, 2016

Heavy Rainfall plague the territory of Albania

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management reports that after heavy rainfalls along 07.01.2016 date and hours of the date 8.11.2016, in some districts there were problems, where as a result, some areas are flooded. Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development and Water Management declares that, the situation is as follows: Shkodra district About 200 hectares of land are ...

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 August 14, 2016

Red Juice for Hot Days – Watermelon Juice Magic

Watermelon is surprisingly good for you and recent research is showing that eating this sweet tasting melon, and particularly drinking it as fresh juice, can have some significant health benefits. Here’s 6 good reasons to eat more watermelon, or better still, make up watermelon juice with a simple instructions ahead.   1. Lycopene for Your Heart, Skin and Cancer Prevention Lycopene ...

by AgroWeb on July 20, 2016

No Foul – Yellow Watermelon is Just a New Kind in Albania

The normally pinkish-red flesh we’re used to seeing in watermelon is, well, yellow. But it shouldn’t freak you out because it’s supposed to be that way. And you should definitely eat it because it’s delicious. The Yellow Flesh – also known as the Yellow Crimson, and the almost identical twin of the red-fleshed Crimson Sweet – is described by some as having a ...

by AgroWeb on July 24, 2016

18 Tips For A Healthier Summer

Summer is here, marking a time for travel, and lots of socializing with family and friends. For many of us, summer is also a time to go to the beach but as Albania is rich in mountains as well, everyone have plenty of places to go. AgroWeb has prepared several smart and simple strategies to start off your summer on a healthy track. 1. Grab a fruit. Whether or not you are a big breakfast ...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 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 November 22, 2016

Watermelon Seed Oil - Values and Benefits

Watermelon seed oil is highly nutritious oil obtained from Watermelon seeds. This seed oil has been extracted using traditional methods in West Africa where it is still used as a cosmetic ingredient. Watermelon seed oil is light and a nice skin moisturizer. As a result, it is used in many skin care products. The seed are thick and come in many shades of color but are generally black. Watermelon ...

by AgroWeb on July 3, 2016

The Sweety Red Watermelon of Albanian Summer

The period between June and July can very well be called National Watermelon Months, so named not only because a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon represents the epitome of summer, but also because watermelon harvests peak this month. Watermelon is definitely the most-consumed melon in Albania, followed by cantaloupe and honeydew. This cousin to cucumbers, pumpkins, and squash is thought to ...

by AgroWeb on April 26, 2017

The Whole Truths About Sparkling Water

It is no secret that water is good for us. Our bodies need water to survive. In fact, we can go longer without food than we can water. Without water, the body would dry up and stop working, and sparkling water is just another way to get that water in. Most health officials agree that drinking sparkling water is better than drinking no water at all. But there are some differences between ...

by AgroWeb on April 8, 2017

Check the Plastic in your Water Bottle

People around the world, as well as here in Albania, re-use these bottles to store oil, milk or honey, leave it in hot cars and then re-use them again. Recycling the same containers is generally considered to be a good practice for those caring about the future of our planet, but not when it comes to plastic water bottles. Do you know which of the plastic products you have at home could be ...

by AgroWeb on May 11, 2017

Delicious Healthy Detox Waters

Through its intrinsic role as body’s natural purifier and hydrator, water is the easiest and most effective detoxification weapon. All functions of the body require water; a crucial component of the biological make up of all human cells. Water flushes toxins out from organs. It provides an adequately moist environment for the ear, nose and throat tissues. Water enables the liver to ...

by AgroWeb on April 16, 2016

The Water In You

    Water is virtually everywhere from soil moisture and ice caps to the cells inside our own bodies. Depending on factors such as location, fat index, age and gender the average human is 55-60% water. Human babies are even wetter. Being 75% water they are swimmingly similar to fish. But their water composition drops to 65 percent by their first birthday. So what role does water play...

by AgroWeb on March 29, 2017

Three Ways to Stop Fruits From Browning

Snacking on fresh fruits is certainly healthy. However, having them turn down after meticulously cutting them and storing them to have them on hand to eat can be a little off-putting. Although brown fruits don't taste any different than when they were freshly cut, they look a little less appealing because of their appearance. Part of the eating experience is our eyes and simply put, we eat what we...

by AgroWeb on March 22, 2016

Make Every Drop Count!

World Water Day occurs on the 22nd day in March every year to bring awareness to the global water crisis. When people turn their attention to countries that lack sources of water looking for solutions by trying to squeeze every drop of water to save lives, in Albania we just leave the tap run. Did you know that 67.2% of the overall water in Albania is wasted or misused? In many cities of Albania...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Planting Watermelons - The Albanian Export Champion

It’s March. It’s the transplanting season as the vines are put to grow on flat land or on ridges. Josif Gorreja, is a very popular plant producer in Divjaka. He told AgroWeb that March is a very intense period when it comes to production. “Divjaka has one of the highest watermelon production rate” he says and figures prove him right. The areas of Fier, Lushnja and ...

by AgroWeb on December 10, 2015

Albanian Tap Water Declared Safe

Is it safe to drink the tap water? It’s improper if you are a foreigner in Albania. It’s recommended if you are an Albanian. It might seem like we are talking nonsense, but just check your monthly Water Bill. It’s written: Potable water. Would you drink it? And here we go, raising a crucial question to the topic. Beyond the Albanian myths of the communism age, when Enver Hoxha ...

by AgroWeb on March 31, 2017

Natural Infusions Against Daily Toxins

Red rose petals, natural water and lemon extract mixed with some kind of Grandma’s ‘magic’ recipe. The Albanians, mostly of the 90’s generation fondly remember the unique flavor of the home-made rose syrup. Everyone was pretty sure that, yes, it wasn’t as tempting as the "American" beverages but it was organic and above all healthy. Through its intrinsic ...

by AgroWeb on September 23, 2015

The Dilemma of Bottle Water

You probably have heard it as a joke from your parents, your next of kin or even have experienced yourself that time when Albanians use to decorate their furniture’s with plastic water bottles. The cola-cola bottle was the most highly praised one, competing strongly with the porcelain doll we all had in our small apartments of Albania before 1990. Plastic bottles were a thing at that time, ...

by AgroWeb on August 28, 2015

Albania leaves the tap running

Picture for a moment an old woman walking for six kilometers every day to carry water. On a normal pace with a weight of 15 kg it takes more than two hours to get from the village to the source of water. And now picture that this is happening not somewhere in Africa, but only 23 km away from Tirana. For 20 years the inhabitants of the small village of Bubq, in Fushë Krujë have managed to...

by AgroWeb on August 19, 2015

The drinkable book that purifies water

  Books have always been a big thing. They have been food for our thoughts, they have made us dream and see reality through a different lens. But never before a book, was able to save people lives, like literally doing it and not just metaphorically speaking. We are talking about the drinkable book, which is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking ...

by AgroWeb on August 18, 2015

The Bright Side of Food Modification

Famous master work paintings are frequently cited for their depiction of historical events, documentation of culture, or portraiture of significant people, but there’s one lesser known use of some paintings for those with a keen eye: biology, you can see how much our food has changed by looking at art. Specifically, the 17th-century Renaissance painting by Giovanni Stanchi, which was ...

by AgroWeb on July 30, 2015

Albanian Watermelons, Great in taste - Sweet in returns

 “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat”. Mark Twain, apparently a watermelon lover was right as it is by far the most refreshing angelic sweet succulent fruit that adds a burst of color, and brightness to our plate. But if you think Twain, was overly romantic when depicting watermelons and his passion for it, you might want to check on your fridge. ...