Scientists can now produce fruit with almost half the normal amount of sugar, a report says today.
A team at the University of California in Davis has used apples to show that it is possible to tweak the level of the natural sweetener sorbitol.
This has led to the successful creation of “mutant apples”. The technology can also be used on pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
Although fruit is healthy, its high sugar content can be a problem for people on diets.