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No-sugar mango varieties now available in Pakistan


Diabetic people in Pakistan can now enjoy sugar-free varieties of mango. An expert at a private cultural farm called M H Panhwar Farms in Sindh's Tando Allahyar has scientifically developed three sugarless varieties of mango. The fruit otherwise has high sugar levels.

Named Sonaro, Glenn and Keitt, these mangoes' sugar levels range between four and six per cent and are now available at the local stores in Pakistan, priced at Rs 150 per kg.

"The Government of Pakistan had conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Mr Panhwar for his research related to fruits including mangoes and bananas. After his death, I continued his work and carried out modifications after importing different genres of mangoes [from foreign countries] to test its growth in this atmosphere and soil," said Ghulam Sarwar, a mango expert, to ARY News.

Sarwar stated that the project was being operated without any government assistance and that he is focused on improving the fruit's shelf life. His techniques also target controlling sugar levels for diabetics and improving production to introduce new varieties.

He further added that Keitt variety has the lowest sugar level up to 4.7 per cent while Sonaro sugar level up to 5.6 per cent and Glenn up to 6 per cent.

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