TVI Report. Showing Ria Formosa vegetables

In this short film by TVI in our facilities, you can know details of Riafresh and Ria Formosa vegetables.


Valverde da praia (sea blite) and rossio (ice plant) from Riafresh at Sangue na Guelra Festival

RiaFresh’s valverde da praia and rossio were present at the most irreverent gastronomic festival in Portugal.

On May 22nd, 23rd and 24th, #SanguenaGuelra returned for a fourth edition with its winning concept: fish and shellfish from the Portuguese coast, chefs and head-chefs from world known restaurants, local products, exclusive stories, innovation and experimentation.

Salicornia: Proximity between the university and the companies

It was at CRIA, Division for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer from the University of Algarve, that Miguel Salazar, head of RiaFresh, started the company Agro-On with the goal to «strengthen the knowledge transfer and application services to his clients», UALGZine reports. The company started production in 2011 and after four years of trials «assumed the purpose to produce and sell vegetables from RiaFormosa with sustainable techniques, without negative impacts, assuring quality and food safety».

You can read the full article here.

Salicornia (Samphire): A culinary delicacy from Ria Formosa

The first samples of salicornia harvested in Ria Formosa are already surprising Algarve’s chefs, Resident magazine states, describing the plant as «light, fresh, crunchy, succulent, naturally salty and very easy to fall in love with». Miguel Salazar, RiaFresh’s CEO, told the Resident that there are many salicornia varieties, which vary according to the production area, and that salicornia from RiaFormosa is a distinctive variety.

You can read the full article here.

Gin with salicornia at the Oceans Meeting 2016

RiaFresh was present at the Oceans Meeting 2016, offering the participants not only the possibility to taste entrées with salicornia as one of the ingredients, but also to taste gin with salicornia, as the result of a partnership with Tangerine Gin.

The event, organized by the Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), was focused on three strategic areas concerning the oceans: economy, culture, science and innovation. The subjects covered included the potential of halophyte plants from Algarve, from cosmetics to human consumption, a theme related to RiaFresh’s salicornia production.

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