By Rosemary Tukundane
Namugwanya Janatti a 49-year-old woman is a business woman in Kiwempe, Makyinde, Kampala district who owns a retail shop and prepares munanansi as her main source of money.
“I started this business in 2009 after the death of my husband and I have managed to build my own house since you invest less and make a lot of profits, she said.
How to make munanasi
- Wash the fruit and cut off the thorny peels
- Smash the pineapple to make it juicy and cut into pieces
- Pound the pineapple until its juicy and add a palm of grated ginger to make juice tasty.
- Put water depending on the on the number of customers you have.
- Boil for 30 minutes and add some sugar to make it taste sweeter
- Leave it cool and filter so that you start packing for consumption.
Pineapples are good for your body and are praised for their anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting abilities due to a powerful enzyme they carry called bromelain. The fruit and its peels have been used extensively in my country Uganda for munanansi juice due to their heavy content of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that combat disease.