East African Highland Bananas
East African Highland bananas are triploid banana cultivars originating from the African Great Lakes region. They are a staple food crop in Uganda, Tanzania and other Great Lakes countries, and are used to make matoke
The bulk of East African highland bananas are grown in Uganda and alone holds about 120 EAHB varieties. Uganda is thus considered the secondary home of banana diversity. Based on the use of the fruit, the East African Highland bananas are categorized into: cooking banana (‘Matoke’) and beer bananas. These bananas are unique in terms of utilization, taste and the cultural attachment to the people in the East African region.