About Veracruz

Almonds aregood health

Crispy and full of flavour, our almonds are grown in Portugal and sustainably processed according to the best food safety practices. We are producer of the finest mediterranean almonds.

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We’re all
about almonds

Our mission is to produce the best Mediterranean almonds. We use smart farming tools and cutting-edge technology to guarantee consistent and sustainable production. From Portugal’s interior to the world.

Whole or blanched, flaked, in matchsticks, granulated and as flour

In bulk or packaged, in their shells or processed, we have every kind of almond to offer. Our product is what drives us.

Smart Farming is in our DNA

We seek to balance high productivity with a respect for the environment by investing in technologies that promote intelligent production and that make the best use of resources.

Veracruz is the first company in the world to have traceable almonds. We use blockchain technology to trace the entire production process.

We use air and land drones to more swiftly and efficiently detect faults.

Every day, we use innovative technology to control and manage the entire production.

We are pioneers in the use of Aqua4d technology, which treats the water before being used on the crop and fosters zero water waste.

We take care of the soil through inter-row planting, organic fertilizing using plant material from tree pruning, and by choosing the most efficient varieties.

We invest in partnerships with academic institutions to produce scientific knowledge that helps us to grow and produce in an increasingly effective and environmentally-friendly way.

From the field to your fork

In every stage of production, we ensure that our more than 1300 hectares are productive and sustainable. That means producing the maximum amount of high-quality almonds with the minimum possible impact on the environment.

We prepare the soil

preparing the soil is essential for planting and makes it easier to tend our trees throughout their entire life cycle.

We care for our plants

with the help of precision farming, we draw up irrigation, fertilisation and pruning plans, among others.

We pick our fruit

we monitor the health of our almonds every day and pick them at just the right time.

We store

our almonds are stored in appropriate facilities to ensure the right level of humidity and crunchiness.

We process

the time has come to even further enhance the value of our fruit, in line with the most important food safety guidelines.
Get to know our almonds.

We distribute

Veracruz almonds are distributed to partners who secure a high quality, fast delivery service.

Veracruz in numbers

400

T

of almonds produced in 2021

1300

ha

of almond groves in Fundão and in Idanha-a-Nova

50

direct and indirect jobs

to be created in the next 5 years

5,7 M

euros

invested in technology

20%

of jobs

in agrotech positions (forecast)

We are committed to Quality

We comply with the strictest standards of quality and food safety. We have Global Gap, Integrated Production,Spring and Leaf Marque certification.

Get to know our initiatives

News

From heart health to brain function, weight management to glowing skin, the health benefits of almonds are truly remarkable. Let’s dive into the world of almonds and unravel why they deserve a very special spot in your daily diet.

Health benefits of almonds: More than a snack, a superfood

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It’s no secret that the plant-based food market is growing at pace. According to Statista*, the global plant-based market currently sits at 52.5 billion US dollars and is expected to reach 77.8 billion US dollars in 2025.

Did you know … the vegan movement is set to boom in the next decade?

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The vegan cheese market has boomed in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. According to Statista, the market value of global vegan cheese hit over 3 billion U.S Dollars in 2022 and is forecasted to reach almost $4 billion by the end of 2024. 

Did you know almonds have a nutritious advantage when it comes to vegan cheese production?

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In addition to GlobalG.A.P Veracruz has renewed the Spring modules and the LEAF Marque and Integrated Production certifications. The GRASP module has also become part of the company's set of certifications.

Veracruz achieves the highest level of FSA certification – Farm Sustainability Assessment – and is the first almond producer in Europe to receive the GOLD label.

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Taste, texture, variety, nutrition: Almond as a versatile ingredient for the plant based market.

Taste, texture, variety, nutrition: Almond as a versatile ingredient for the plant based market

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LEAF Marque is a British certification with strict criteria whose key word is sustainability. The almond producer has managed to achieve it.

Veracruz obtains LEAF Marque certification

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The almond producer once again receives the green light from GlobalG.A.P and adds the Spring module, which assesses sustainable water management. Sustainable agriculture is one of the cornerstones of the company’s activity

Veracruz renews Global G.A.P certification and obtains Spring

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The Fair that takes place in Paris in October is one of the main international platforms for the players in the agri-food industry. The company has its sights on new trade agreements.

For the first time, Veracruz is taking part in SIAL Paris

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They have different colours, textures and even flavours. You can choose them according to your needs: A sweet? A granulate? Or almonds just as they come, as a delicious, crunchy snack?

Did you know that Veracruz produces four varieties of almonds?

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Talk to us

Veracruz’s 5 estates are located in the municipalities of Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, in the district of Castelo Branco. At our head office in Idanha-a-Nova, our door is open to you from 9 am to 6 pm.

Our head office

Rua Filarmónica Idanhense, lote 67
6060-188 Idanha-a-Nova
E-mail comunicacao@veracruzalmonds.com
+351 277 208 290
Contact us
Fundão
  • Herdade do Carvalhal
  • 350 hectares
Idanha-a-Nova
  • 4 herdades
  • 950 hectares