Mangoes
Pakistan

The mangoes grown in Pakistan famous across the world

By: Sawan Khaskheli
BADIN: Eating mango is no doubt beneficial for health as only one cup of the sliced pulpy fruit contains 1.4 grams of protein and 2.6 grams of dietary fibre. It contains copper, folate, potassium, magnesium along with vitamin A, B6, C, E and K while they are also high in antioxidants and packed with immunity boosting nutrients. The ongoing season of aromatic fruit from May and expected to August is on sell in the markets almost all cities across the country. In Badin district including Tando Bago, Talhar Matli, Golarchi, Kadhan, Seerani, Khoski, Nindo Shaher, Shadi Large, Pangrio, Kario Ghanwar and other cities of the district the different varieties of mango like Sindhri as top on the list, Langro, Duseri, Almas, Sonehro, Desi, Neelam, Anwar Ratol, Chaunso and others were being sold out at fruit shops, vending carts by vendors, rickshaws and in streets mohallas and city centres at the rate of Rs 100 to Rs 130 per kg for different varieties. The mango has more than 1400 varieties across the world but 400 were observed for sale, in Pakistan, about 25 to 30 varieties were common and exported to abroad including UAE, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, China, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium and other countries. On average, mango production in Pakistan stands at around 1.75 million tons per year and Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Thatta are main producers while in Badin mango crop is also cultivated in different orchards with local varieties.The hundreds of individuals are seen engaged in the business during mango season in Badin district while contacters and agents were busy to earn and gain profit from “king of the fruit” mango season.

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