The PGI Latina Kiwi is a fruit belonging to the Actinidia Deliciosa botanical species, deriving from the Hayward variety.
Originating in China as an ornamental plant, the Kiwi conquered the world thanks to New Zealand. It reaches the Agro Pontino in the 1970s and it quickly became clear that this was one of the ideal environments for the development of Actinidia. It earned the PGI mark in 2004 and became the excellence of the Latina, Aprilia, Pontinia, Priverno, Pomezia and Sabaudia areas. A Protection Consortium has been ensuring its typical characteristics since 2015.
It is light brown in colour, cylindrical-elliptical in shape, and shows a hollow cavity near the petiole. The flesh is soft and tasty, light emerald green in colour with a white portion in the centre, the columella, surrounded by a crown of small, numerous black seeds.
Some people peel it and some cut it in half and scoop it out with a teaspoon. Eat it as you wish, it is a healthy fruit. It is rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium and water. A real panacea for athletes but also those suffering from hypertension and constipation.
It is also tasty in creative dishes: in risotto with prawns, in rich salads or with fish carpaccio. And then it is perfect for fruit salads, mousses, jams, fruit tarts... A versatile fruit with a thousand uses in the kitchen.