by AgroWeb on May 25, 2017

Albania launches probe on use of palm oil in dairy industry

Albanian authorities have launched a probe on the use of palm oil in dairy product in the country. The investigation was driven by concerns made public by Fiks Fare show at Top Channel, which revealed that palm oil was used in dairy products. Labels of the analyzed samples did not contain information on the palm oil used for the product. Albania’s National Food Authority announced that it ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

The Magic World Of Colorful Carnations

With a history that dates back more than 2,000 years, it's not surprising that carnations are rich with symbolism and mythology. Today, carnations can be found in a wide range of colors, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction, virtually every color carries a unique and rich association. White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, light red symbolizes ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Benefits of Apple Vinegar and Honey

Apple cider vinegar and honey are two amazing natural substances that have many health benefits. In their unprocessed, raw form, both honey and ACV can treat a wide range of health issues. By combining them together, you boost the health benefits of these two natural remedies. What’s more, the addition of sweet honey to the apple cider vinegar makes drinking it more palatable. According to ...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 2017

Amazing Uses for Lemons At Home

Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfect for humans, but a deterrent for pests. It helps preserve food and can easily replace harsh chemical-based ingredients. HOME & CLEANING 1. Clean Cutting Boards, Rolling Pins, Salad Bowls, and More. Cutting boards and other wooden kitchen products are germ, and funky smell, hotbeds. Lemons to ...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Albania's quality agroproducts are building a reputation abroad

‘Made in Albania’ products making it to the stands of U.S. supermarkets! This is the ultimate American Dream to Albanians, but is also the Albanian Reality to the Americans. While visiting Albania, David Reside, Division Chief, Office of Europe and Eurasia Country Affairs is optimistic and encouraging to Albanian agribusinesses. He describes them as impressive and amazing. “I am...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Prolong Your Fruit and Veg Life and Avoid Risks

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 May 22, 2017

Why You Should Lock your Kitchen after Dinner

Kitchen and refrigerator are places where our cravings are satisfied. Food is a vital part of human life. We get calories and burning those supplies us with energy. You can visit your kitchen during daytime for some 5-6 small chunks of meal, but it is better to stay away from the kitchen at night. The reason is simple enough. Don’t eat late at night. Eating late at night may be a ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Kosova Flija Represents Albanian Cuisine in Food Fest

FlijaFest will start on May 21 at the Göktürk Picnic Area in Bayrampaşa district of Istanbul. This festival is where one of the most distinctive foods of Kosovo cuisine, flija, is prepared in a four-hour process and presented. Flija, a traditional pastry which requires an exhausting preparation process, is a representation of the remembrance of the hard times the Kosovar people have ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2017

Blueberries and Raspberries to Cultivate in Albania Low Lands

USAID Albania AAC Lushnja specialists helped farmers in Kafaraj, Fier to plant raspberries and blueberries plants. The purpose of the trials is to evaluate blueberry and raspberry production in order to diversify production. USAID is helping farmers to introduce local berry production to compete with pricey imports. The USAID Albania economic growth programs for the Albanian agriculture sector ...

by AgroWeb on May 21, 2017

Beetroots - The Natural Products of Living Well

Beetroots are a very interesting root vegetable. Its vibrant red color makes you easily believe we are talking about passion fruit. However after you read about the nutritional values and benefits of beets you might definitely be passionate about this super root. Beets are tiny but they do a great job in the treatment of anemia, indigestion, constipation, piles, kidney disorders, dandruff, gall ...

by AgroWeb on May 19, 2017

Several toxic products that are poisoning your family

Toxins in Personal Care Products It can be difficult to recognize most of the ingredients listed in many of our personal hygiene products. For example, hairspray and nail polish usually contain phthalate, which is linked to shorten attention span and impaired social interactions in children. Toothpaste often contains fluoride (a neurotoxin) and shampoos and other children’s body products ...

by AgroWeb on May 21, 2017

The Citrus Honey Specs and Benefits

Why citrus? Why not orange honey, or lemon honey? What is citrus honey meaning? Well, we use this terminology for 2 reasons: 1. Because usually there is not only one specific orchard. Different species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars of citrus are all common to Mediterranean countries. They are cultivated for the production of fruits and aromatic essences and are placed next to each other. All ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2017

Tons of Brazilian Chicken Meat Affected by Salmonella Seized at the Albanian Port of Durrës

A 26-tonne chicken load from Brazil, which has resulted in Salmonella's content, has also arrived in Albania. This news comes after the release of some articles by AgroWeb.org about the meat risk from Brazil and its blockage in several European countries, where it also talked about a real risk to the Albanian consumer. Today the Albanian Food Control Authority AKU announces that it has recently ...

by AgroWeb on May 16, 2017

Chestnut Honey - The Darkest Yet Brightest Honey

The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as beeches and oaks. For thousands of years the chestnut was a primary source of nutrition in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean where grains did not grow well. The primary honey producer, the sweet chestnut tree (Castanea sativa) is common in Europe as well as in Albania. Chestnut honey has a strong aromatic taste and a slightly bitter after ...

by AgroWeb on May 18, 2017

The Royal Quince Jam of Albanian Tradition

 Quince jam is a traditional Albanian sweet specialty and very easy to make. And that's a good thing, considering how hard it is to find good quince preserves in the local stores! Quinces are an old time fruit, related to apples and pears, and like them has a fruit, which is bright golden yellow, when mature. Most varieties of quince are hard, astringent and sour to eat raw unless ripened ...

by AgroWeb on May 17, 2017

New potatoes - How to choose, store and prepare

New potatoes are in market and nobody can resist at them, as they look so freshly and tasty. Shishtavec in Kukës and Stëbleva, Librazhd, Korça and Pogradec as well are mostly known for the variety of potatoes and their great quality. New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and unlike their fully grown counterparts, they keep their ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2017

Three unique tisane teas from Albanian Mountains

Treasures of Albanian Mountains the unique plants and herbs are commonly known for their unlimited benefits. We are talking about Albanian mountain tea, red oregano and sage. But in this article, AgroWeb.org will go beyond the single benefits of each of them, presenting you with the fantastic benefits of a unique tea made from the mixture of all three of them. Albanian Mountain Tea Albanian ...

by AgroWeb on May 13, 2017

Onions That Sprout – Is it good to Eat?

Onions are members of the allium family. The vegetable has been in cultivation for more than 5,000 years, both for its culinary value and as Egyptian currency and spiritual gifts for dead kings. Onions also have been used for their medicinal properties. Onions are one of the most consumed vegetable in Albania. You've probably come across this situation plenty of times— you bring home a bag ...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 2017

Is It Okay to Eat Sprouted Garlic?

Garlic is one of the world's most popular ingredients, adding a pungent flavor to cuisines from around the globe. It consists of several small cloves, surrounded by papery skin and gathered into a bulb. The region of Korça has been traditionally a supplier of garlic.  Cooks appreciate its ability to grow in most climates, and its long-term storage ability. However, the cloves are ...

by AgroWeb on May 11, 2017

Albanian Melon Exports Hit Foreign Markets

As most residents of Divjaka grapple with high costs of farm inputs during this planting season, farmers are struggling with another problem that they never anticipated when they started growing melons many years back. That their produce might not make it to the market. They planted melons (cantaloupes) on the family farm on the outskirts of Divjaka after growing salad and lettuce for many ...