Pakistan launches 'sugar-free' mangoes for diabetics

Panhwar Farms has cultivated mango varieties with a sugar level of just 4.7%. Regular varieties of Pakistan mangoes -like Sindhri and Chaunsa- have 12-15% sugar level. This means that Pakistan’s growers have been able to introduce three varieties of sugar-free mangoes for diabetics. The varieties, named Sonaro, Glenn, and Keitt, have been developed with a 4-6% sugar level through scientific modification at M.H. Panhwar Farms in Sindh’s Tando Allahyar.

At their 120 ha farm, more than 44 mango varieties are available and novel techniques are being developed to introduce more doctored varieties with low sugar levels and better shelf life. reports that the sugar-free mangoes for diabetics are available for Rs 150/kg (€0.80) in Pakistan markets.

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