How To Make Banana Wine In Uganda

What Is Banana Wine?

Chop bananas (with skin intact), add sugar, raisins and stir gently with a long wooden spoon. Add proofed yeast, crushed cloves, cinnamon, and chilies and stir gently. Cover the jar with a lid and let sit in a warm place for 15 days. Every few days, use a sanitized paddle to give the mixture a quick stir.

How Do You Make Banana Wine In Uganda?

Several female banana growers joined together to form a company called Tida Wines, adapting their talents to become banana vintners, TakePart reported. The women make the wine by boiling ripe, peeled bananas with water, adding yeast and sugar to the mixture, then allowing it all to ferment and age for a year.

Can You Make Alcohol From Bananas?

The short answer is that it can, and making wines, beers, and even spirits, where the primary ingredient is fermented bananas, is done in many countries, with Africa and the Caribbean being two where it is especially popular.

Does Banana Wine Contain Alcohol?

The alcohol percentage (ABV) of Banana Wine is between 9-12%. The range is dependent on the efficiency of the fermentation process during making of the wine.

Do You Need Sugar To Make Wine?

Yes you can. Any source of sugar will lead to fermentation and production of alcohol. As far as fruit wines go, you don’t necessarily need added sugar or jaggery to produce the wine. If the natural sugar content of the fruit is high enough, it will ferment into wine by itself.

What Alcohol Is Made From Bananas?

Banana wine is made commercially by fermenting peeled, mashed, ripe bananas. Water (to dilute the rather thick banana mash), wine yeast and sugar is added to the “banana mash”. The traditional banana beer processing (as described in the banana beer page and in Blocker et al.

How Do I Make Alcohol?

The type of alcohol in the alcoholic drinks we drink is a chemical called ethanol.To make alcohol, you need to put grains, fruits or vegetables through a process called fermentation (when yeast or bacteria react with the sugars in food – the by-products are ethanol and carbon dioxide).

How Long Does It Take A Banana To Ferment?

24-36 hours
Allow the bananas to ferment for 24-36 hours. Please note in winter they may need slightly longer and in Summer they may ferment quicker, so always taste along the way so you know when they are ready.

What Are The Benefits Of Banana Wine?

They are known to reduce, among other things, blood pressure, stroke risk, depression, anemia, heartburn, stress, ulcers, constipation, and diarrhea. Banana wine is an excellent health tonic that also aids in digestion. This unique tasting fruit wine is loaded with vitamins, potassium, and manganese.

What Fruits Can Make Wine?

Strawberries, plums, watermelons, peaches, blackberries, gooseberries, boysenberries, grapefruits, pears, pineapples, persimmons are all very suitable for fruit home wine making, but this list is far from complete. You can see a full list of recipes by visiting our wine making recipe page.

How Do You Make Wine?

  1. Ensure your equipment is thoroughly sterilized and then rinsed clean.
  2. Select your grapes, tossing out rotten or peculiar-looking grapes.
  3. Wash your grapes thoroughly.
  4. Remove the stems.
  5. Crush the grapes to release the juice (called “must”) into the primary fermentation container.
  6. Add wine yeast.

What Compound In The Banana Wine Is Fermented?


Ethanol, principal metabolite produced by yeast (Sacharomyces cerevisiae) during the fermentation of banana juice, is essential to enhance the sensory attributes of other wine components, its concentration can significantly influence the aroma and taste of the produced wine.