Do you know! Pakistan has grown sugar-free mangoes
Islamabad : Gone are the days when diabetic people had to give up on one of the tastiest fruits of the summer season – Mango. Pakistan based man has claimed to have grown three varieties of sugar free mangoes.
According to a report in News 18, the three varieties of mango which are being sold as sugar free are Sonaro, Glenn, and Keitt. These varieties have been introduced in the Pakistan’s market following a scientific modification by a mang expert at a private agriculture farm called M H Panhwar Farms in Sindh’s Tando Allahyar.
M H Panhwar’s nephew and a mango expert Ghulam Sarwar told ARY News, “The Government of Pakistan had conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Mr Panhwar for his research related to fruits including mangoes and banana. After his death, I continued his work and carried out modification after importing different genres of mangoes [from foreign countries] to test its growth in this atmosphere and soil.”
Sawar also claimed that he worked on three aspects - introducing new types, enhancing the fruit’s shelf life, and managing sugar levels for diabetics.
“The Keitt variety has the lowest sugar level up to 4.7 percent, while Sonaro and Glenn have sugar levels up to 5.6 percent and six percent respectively,” he added.
Meanwhile, he said that since the production cost is same for these mangoes as of normal one so they will not be costly.