Mangoes are an excellent source of calcium, vitamins A and C, antioxidants and potassium. But eating one often results in a huge mess—the seed is just too big and because of that one usually ends up with mango stains everywhere. So Indian fruit scientists came up with a solution—a sweet and juicy, seedless mango.
A team of researchers led by V.B. Patel, chairman of the Horticulture Department at the Bihar Agriculture University (BAU) in India, developed it using hybrids of the mango varieties Ratna and Alphonso.
The seedless mango has been dubbed Sindhu and trials are underway in different locations across India, reports India Today. And it's less fibrous than regular mangoes, a yellowish pulp and weighs an average of 200 grams.
BAU’s vice chancellor M.L. Choudhary mentioned that the university has plans to make the new variety available to mango growers during the next season. “The seedless variety also has good export potential. The university would provide quality plants to mango growers in 2015 to exploit the export market,” he added.
Seedless mangoes in your local produce section? We can’t wait to taste it.