Low-sugar fruit developed
For people watching their sugar intake, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service has developed a low-sugar version of a popular fruit.
Scientists there have bred two varieties of watermelon that contain the nutrients of many conventional varieties but have more than 50% less sugar.
Angela Davis, a plant geneticist in Lane, Okla., and the chief breeder of the varieties, decided to develop a low-sugar watermelon after learning that the sugary fruit was o…