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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 and Integrated Production certification.

Get to know our initiatives

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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25% of the workers didn’t live in the interior of the country until they started at Veracruz. The company from the Beira Baixa region created Programa Germinar (Germinating Programme) to train and attract labour. Alongside this, it provides additional food and diesel incentives to address the current inflated cost of living

Almond-producer Veracruz is tackling desertification in Portugal’s interior and becoming an attractive hub for skilled labour

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Certification responds to the demands of the main global retailers. Food safety, energy efficiency, water management, use of fertilisers and workers’ welfare are some of the criteria analysed

GlobalGAP certification opens up even more markets to Veracruz

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Aerial image processing system, resulting from a partnership with Aerobotics, is now being used at the Carvalhal and Vale Serrano estates and Veracruz aims to extend it to the group’s other estates

Artificial intelligence is making Veracruz’s production more efficient

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Researchers at the University of Coimbra will assess the impact of OP field margins on the overall biodiversity of Veracruz orchards and almond production

Operation Pollinator to boost biodiversity at Veracruz group

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Find out how we’re using the blockchain system to produce premium almonds

Blockchain? What’s that got to do with almonds?

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When whole, almonds are richer in fibre and provide 5 times more phenolic compounds than when blanched. They are a powerful antioxidant!

Almonds, a daily partner in a healthy diet

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In this article, David Carvalho, Veracruz CEO shares his experience in the agribusiness

Agribusiness: 6 tips to create a successful project

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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
+351 277 208 290
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Fundão
  • Herdade do Carvalhal
  • 350 hectares
Idanha-a-Nova
  • 4 herdades
  • 950 hectares