TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION METHOD AND STORAGE CHARACTERISTICS FOR BANANA BEER (TONTO) IN UGANDA

R.M. Gensi, W. Kyamuhangire, J.F. Carasco
Banana beer or tonto is a major alcoholic beverage traditionally produced in Uganda. However, very little is documented about this commodity. Investigations on traditional production of the beer were carried out. Chemical and sensory characteristics during 8 days of storage were determined. A low alcohol content (2% v/v) tonto was produced. Overall acceptability tests of the beer showed the beer can remain drinkable for about 4 to 5 days. Studies for the improvement of the product's shelf-life were suggested.
Gensi, R.M., Kyamuhangire, W. and Carasco, J.F. (2000). TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION METHOD AND STORAGE CHARACTERISTICS FOR BANANA BEER (TONTO) IN UGANDA. Acta Hortic. 540, 569-574
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.62
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.62
gin, harvesting, shelf-life, Tonto

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