Three varieties of sugar-free mangoes for diabetic patients have been introduced in Pakistan, reports ARY News. The newly introduced variety of mangoes have been made after a scientific modification at a private agriculture farm in Sindh’s Tando Allahyar, and are introduced by M H Panhwar Farms after almost five years of research.

The sugar-free mangoes are available with the names of Sonaro, Glenn and Keitt in the local market.

“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,” mango expert Ghulam Sarwar told ARY News. Sarwar is also M H Panhwar’s nephew.


“This project is being run on a personal basis and we are not taking any assistance from the government. I just want to introduce these varieties at the national and international level. We think about national interests but are not [using this project] for gaining profits for us.”