KARACHI: An agriculturalist of Tando Allahyar Ghulam Sarwar said that he had prepared sugar free mangoes after an effort of several years and very soon they would be supplied to fruit markets in Pakistan.
It will allow diabetics to enjoy the king of fruit, which normally contains high sugar and it cannot be consumed by the patients. However, the varieties grown by Ghulam Sarwar contain up to 4 to 6 percent sugar, which can easily be taken by diabetics.
This is the first time that an experiment has been conducted to grow low sugar or sugar free mangoes in Pakistan.
“We made modifications in the growing techniques and conducted experiments to control sugar level in the fruit and we have become successful after an effort of several years in cultivating diet mangoes,” said the mango expert.
The low sugar mangoes would be available in three varieties including Sunehro, Gleen and Keith.
The farmer said that through experiments he had also increased shelf life of mangoes. To a query, he said that he had set the same price for the new varieties as the others.