How To Make Banana Chips In Uganda

What is Banana Chips?

Banana chips are dried, fried slices of bananas that have become an increasingly popular snack. They’re usually coated with sugary syrup or spices and salt.For domestic production and home cooking, they are made directly by deep-frying fresh sliced bananas. For commercial banana chips for the export market, the main method of production is through osmotic dehydration followed by deep frying at 375 °C (707 °F) in coconut oil for 1 minute.

Here Is How To Start Banana Chips At Home?

Steps Guide to Start a Banana Chips Making Business

  1. Step 1: Analyze the Banana Chips Market.
  2. Step 2: Craft the Banana Chips Business Plan or Project Report.
  3. Step 3: Arrange Finance.
  4. Step 4: Licensing & Registration.
  5. Step 5: Unit Establishment.
  6. Step 6: Banana Wafers Manufacturing Machine & Cost.
  7. Step 7: Raw Materials.

How Do You Make Banana Chips Commercially?

Soaking of slices Dip the slices of plantain in a solution of 5% salt for 10-20 minutes. Remove from the water and drain to remove the excess water. Fry Place the chips in a mesh basket and lower into the oil. Deep fry in palm oil at about 150°C for 2-3 minutes until crisp and golden.

What Are The Materials Used In Banana Chips?

Ingredients of Banana Chips

  • 4 green (unripe) plantains (sliced into thin rounds and washed), peeled.
  • 2 cups coconut oil.
  • 3 cups water.
  • 1 tsp turmeric.
  • 1 tbsp chili powder.
  • to taste salt.

How Long Do Banana Chips Last?

In a large can, they will store for 10 to 15 years in a sealed #10 can (oxygen absorber included) under ideal storage conditions (cool, dry place). Once opened, it has an average shelf life of 6 to 12 months.

Is Banana Chips Business Profitable?

The banana chips business profit ranges 50% to 60% as it has high demand in the market.You can even start banana chips making at home, as it requires a very small space to start with.

How Much Do Banana Chips Cost?

UGX17851.93 / 1lb bag

QuantityPrice per bag
1 – 5UGX17851.93/bag
6 – 10UGX17315.30/bag

What Are The Different Types Of Banana Chips?

There are two types of banana chips; one is Nendrankai (translated as raw fruit) banana chips and the other one is plain banana chips. The bananas used in Nendrankai chips are generally different from the normal ones; they are slightly longer and broader variant.

How Do You Preserve Banana Chips?

After the chips have fully dried, let them cool then store in an airtight storage container. I use freezer bags and store the chips in the freezer. The quality of the chips will last longer in a cool/cold dark storage area (freezer). The chips are great for snacking or adding to recipes for a surprise treat.

What Is The Importance Of Banana Chips?

Health Benefits of Dried Banana Chips

It also provides magnesium, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus, and potassium in small quantities. These nutrients benefit your eyes and may prevent high blood pressure. Like most foods, this snack supplies your body with energy. A serving provides about 165 calories.

How Will We Assess The Quality Of The Banana Chips?

These chips are dry (like potato chips) and can be salted, spiced, and sugar coated. Banana chips are most often associated with having a crunchy, crispy texture. The hardness and crispiness of the banana chips will be tested using a Three-Point Bend (TA-TPB).

Which Banana Is Used For Banana Chips?

Nendran, a variety of banana growing in some parts of South Uganda is the most suitable variety for making chips. Traditionally, raw Nendran bananas are skinned, made in to thin slices and then deep fried in coconut oil.

How Do You Make Dried Bananas At Home?


  1. Slice bananas into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Optional: Dip banana slices into fruit juice to reduce browning. Sprinkle with cinnamon or other flavorings if desired.
  3. Dry until pieces bend like thick leather and no longer feel sticky.
  4. Cool.

How Long Does It Take To Dehydrate Banana Chips?

To make dried banana chips in a dehydrator, you won’t need the oil. Simply layer the banana slices on the trays in your dehydrator and cook them at 135 degrees for about 8 hours for chewy dehydrated banana chips. Keep an eye on them for the last couple hours so you can remove them when they reach the texture you want.

How Do You Start A Banana Plantation?

  1. Banana can grow from the poorest to the richest type of soil with varying success.
  2. The soil should be tested before banana cultivation.
  3. The soil should have good drainage, adequate fertility and moisture.
  4. Deep, rich loamy and salty clay loam soil with pH between 6-7.5 is most preferred for banana cultivation.

Is Banana Chips Good For Diabetes?

Made from both unripe and ripe bananas, they are calorie ridden and are not to be a feature of your diabetic diet. Banana chips are often salted, or coated with masala or jaggery. With ingredients like salt, and jaggery, this deep fry should be avoided by people with diabetes.