Uganda Today：Matooke refers to a type of cooking banana that is a staple food in Uganda.
It is commonly grown in the central and western regions of the country. The banana plants are characterized by large green leaves and produce bunches of bananas that are starchy and used for cooking rather than eating raw.
Matooke is a significant part of Ugandan cuisine, often prepared by peeling and boiling or steaming the bananas before mashing or serving them with various savory accompaniments.
The cultivation of matooke plays a crucial role in the livelihoods of many Ugandan farmers, contributing to both food security and income generation.