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 28, 2017

The Hazards and Risks of Using Palm Oil

Generally, plant oils are more beneficial for health than animal fats, but palm oil is an exception. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the palm oil tree and is grown on large plantations in tropical places such as Indonesia and Malaysia. At room temperature, palm oil is the consistency of butter or shortening and is often used in place of them in baked goods and processed foods. The large amount of...

by AgroWeb on March 27, 2017

The Magnificent Looks and Values of Hydrangea

Albanians have repeatedly paid tribute to hydrangea. This beautiful flower is reminiscent of the fresh evening breeze of Pogradec and the gorgeous city of Shkodra. However the vigorously growing Hydrangea shrub symbolizes diverse meanings. With lush globes filled with a delicate lace of small petals, the hydrangea symbolizes both gratefulness and pride – celebrating heartfelt praise and ...

by AgroWeb on March 26, 2017

How to Make Herbal Vinegars

When you think of vinegar you probably think of salads. You probably don’t think of it as having any therapeutic properties, but when herbs are added to naturally-created vinegar like apple cider vinegar, the herbs add big flavor and transfer their potent healing abilities to the vinegar. And, with the wide range of edible herbs, you can enjoy an unlimited assortment of herbal vinegars as ...

by AgroWeb on March 26, 2017

How to grow Rosemary At Home

Fragrant, delicious rosemary is a wonderful herb to grow on your own, either indoors in a pot or outside in your garden. Rosemary is generally not hard to grow, and once it taken root, this perennial, woody shrub will thrive for years. Read on to learn how to plant, care for, and harvest rosemary. 1.Get a rosemary cutting. Rosemary is easiest to grow from a cutting, rather than planting seeds. Go...

by AgroWeb on March 25, 2017

The Supreme Combination of Ginger and Honey

The health benefits of honey and ginger for treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides even more additional bonuses. The health benefits of honey and ginger ...

by AgroWeb on March 25, 2017

Artemisia - The plant of moon’s goddess

Artemisia is a hardy perennial herb originally native to Asia but now grows in several countries naturally. It has long been recognized by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tea made from the dried leaves recommended as a treatment for fevers. As the name Wormwood implies, the plant has had a tradition of use as an antihelminthic - i.e. for the treatment of parasites. Artemisia has a bitter taste and ...

by AgroWeb on March 24, 2017

Healthy Combo Pack of Pomegranate, Ginger and Citrus

The subtle flavors of orange perfectly match with the intensity of pomegranate, while melded with the spiciness of ginger, add some fresh lemon juice and voila’. This juice is the perfect thing to help wake you up, boost your immune system, and simply feel alive! The combination of fragrant ginger, pomegranate, orange and lemon can never be a strange idea. It is a magical potion of mixing ...

by AgroWeb on March 24, 2017

Best Methods of Ripening Persimmons At Home

Persimmons are a particularly hard sell for the usual consumers taste, because until they are ripe, they contain tannins, which make them taste bitter and astringent. When ripe, they are sweet delicious, and jelly-soft, a texture that not only attracts many, but also makes excellent jam. Ripening itself is a tricky process, and it’s possible to have a very soft persimmon that still tastes ...

by AgroWeb on March 23, 2017

How to Make Pomegranate Jam at Home

When fall is the season, our pomegranates finally begin to ripen. These bright red globes hang from the tree like ornaments, sometimes bursting open to reveal hundreds of juicy fruit seeds. But what to do with them? You can eat them straight, juice them, or in this case, make pomegranate jelly with them. Pomegranate Jam Recipe Ingredients 4 cups pomegranate juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 ...

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 21, 2017

The Amazing and Unique Benefits of Rosehip

Roses are one of the most beloved flowers of humankind. Our spring and autumn seasons would undoubtedly be much the poorer without their scent and color. Roses have been around for about 32 million years and they speak of love silently, in a language known only to the heart. However, in this article we will not talk about love, nor about this beautiful flower. We will talk about the wild version ...

by AgroWeb on March 20, 2017

The Surprising Deeds of Parsley Essential Oil

Parsley is a versatile culinary herb, which is used to add the mild flavor in the dishes. Parsley is an inherent to the Mediterranean region, as well as in Albania. Parsley oil is extracted from the roots, seeds and leaves of the plant. The color of the parsley oil is very pale yellow or colorless with a bitter scent. Health Benefits of Parsley Essential Oil Parsley essential oil possess anti-...

by AgroWeb on March 19, 2017

Olive Oil - The Albanian Healthiest Fat

Who doesn’t know olive oil? It is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet that adds flavor and life to our salads, pasta, seafood and to almost anything you pour it in. Luckily we do have plenty of it in Albania to satisfy one’s taste and to promote good health. The heritage of olives tree in Albania is evident because there are currently a lot of secular exemplars all over the ...

by AgroWeb on March 18, 2017

Pine Essential Oil Therapies and Remedies

Pine oil provides a pile of profound health benefits as tall as its trees. It is a colorless to pale yellow essential oil. Depending on its source, pine oil may either have a fresh, earthy, and forest-like fragrance. Pine oil is extracted through steam distillation of the needle-like foliage of the pine tree Benefits of Pine Oil Pine oil has antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-neuralgic...

by AgroWeb on March 16, 2017

Growing Magic Blueberries at Home

The gorgeous blueberries grow best in cooler climates, favoring Albania, especially during the wintertime. As blueberries are hard to find and expensive to afford in their fresh state, AgroWeb.org is bringing you tips on how to grow them at home, in your garden and maybe even how to plant them in a small yard. Fresh blueberries are a great addition to the Albanian fruit bowls and are rarely grown...

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 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 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 ...

by AgroWeb on March 14, 2017

Superb recipe for longevity

A series of studies found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, especially of cancer or heart disease. People who regularly ate nuts had a reduced risk of death from all of the causes included in the analyses – about 23% reduce risk, compared to people who didn’t eat nuts. Hazelnuts are a great snack to be eaten for breakfast or as a ...