Ackee Fruit is a bright red berry that grows all over in the tropics, Caribbean, and also in Florida. A staple food in Jamaica that is now exported all over the world.
The Ackee Fruit must be fully ripe and split open to be edible, otherwise it’s toxic.
Ackee Fruit is full of fatty acids; in fact over 50% of the fatty acids are linoleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. Ackee Fruit are Full of Omega 6 oils, and it would be good to augment the Omega 6 oils with fish oil that has Omega 3 fatty acids too.
Ackee Fruits do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats.
Ackee Fruit is high in protein, full of good energy producing carbs, and great B and C Vitamins, Zinc, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Calcium. Ackee Fruit is low in calories, high in fiber, and low in carbs too!
The pods of the Ackee Fruit can be used instead of soap for washing clothes, used in cosmetics, and the seeds can be made into natural pesticides.
Ackee Fruit tastes like scrambled eggs and most Jamaicans love to boil Ackee Fruit and add salt and a little bit of cod fish and oil for a great tasting meal. You can also curry Ackee with shrimp, add cheese, or have Ackee with crab and many more dishes.
You can buy canned and fresh Ackee Fruit in International Markets and also order them on-line.
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist