Portugal is a developed country and part of the EU, that by itself makes it a rich country with a generally rich population when you compare with the rest of the world. The problem is that among the developed countries, Portugal is one of the poorest.common Portuguese soup is caldo verde, which is made with potato, shredded collard greens, and chunks of chouriço (a spicy Portuguese sausage). Among fish recipes, salted cod (bacalhau) dishes are pervasive. The most typical desserts are arroz Calendar of Seasonal Fresh Fruit in Portugal
January: oranges, tangerines/clementines, lemons, pears, kiwi.
February: oranges, tangerines/clementines, lemons, pears, kiwi.
March: oranges, tangerines, lemons, pears, kiwi.
April: oranges (Algarve), wine, or Port. Also, over half the world’s cork production is sourced from Portugal. … Overview of Traditions and Culture in Portugal. Portugal is a predominantly Roman Catholic country with a close-knit family ethic. Its rich culture results from many influences, including Celtic, Lusitanian, Phoenician, Germanic, Visigoth, Viking, Sephardic Jewish, and Moorish.