Available in the Cognac region
The Crapaudine beetroot is a root vegetable that is common in the champagne lands of the Haute-Saintonge. This red beetroot with an elongated shape owes its name to its coarse, cracked dark skin, reminiscent of that of a toad (crapaud in French).
The Crapaudine is the guarantee of a unique variety: cultivation in clay-limestone soils in the communes of Archiac and Sainte Lheurine, thinning by hand and manual selection before sale either raw or cooked.
To promote its origin and the traditional cultivation practices used to grow this ancient vegetable, the region’s producers have signed up to the quality approach governed by the “Signé Poitou-Charentes��s quality mark. You will recognise it in your plate by its colour – a deep, uniform red, a brilliant red when cut.