Good news for diabetic patients! The Sindh Horticulture Research Institute, Mirpurkhas (SHRIM) has successfully harvested ”sugar-free” mango ”Amol”. Faiz Muhammad, a representative of SHRIM told Business Recorder that Amol plant, which was harvested at Mirpurkhas, was imported from Australia some three years ago. Talking about its characteristics, he said Amol plant had distinction from other mango plants as it started yielding fruits within three years however, other mango plants commenced production after five years.
Moreover, he said Amol was anomalous in size and its normal weight was 1,100 grams and added that it was sugar-free mango and had no side effects for diabetic patients. Replying to a question, he said Amol plants had been distributed to the growers, who had started its cultivation; adding that its extensive production would be commenced after two years.
Faiz further said Amol was so far unable to get attention and buyers were presently giving unwelcoming response, due to its insipid taste. For that reason, SHRIM is planning to market Amol mango as product for diabetic patients not only in Pakistan but also in Middle East and Europe.