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Varsity develops new banana variety for diabetics

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Kanpur, Sept 20. (PTI): The Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology is developing a new variety of banana for patients of diabetes, who are prohibited from eating the normal variety because of their health condition.

According to scientists, initial experiments of the new variety that would not affect the blood sugar level when consumed have yielded satisfactory results and the variety is likely to be available to the public within a year's time.

While the starch content in the new fruit would be less, other protein and vitamins would be in proper quantity, University's Horticulture department Head G S Gaur said.

Due to low starch in the fruit people suffering from blood sugar would be able to benefit from its mineral and vitamins content, he said.

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