Ackee is one of the many foods brought to the Caribbean during the slave trade with Africa. Ackee is found throughout the Caribbean but has been most abundantly cultivated in Jamaica, where it is part of our national dish; ackee and salt fish.
Watch video below: How to clean ackee
An unripe ackee is poisonous and consumption of it could lead to death. In the United States, ackee can usually only be found in a can because fresh ackee is not allowed to be imported.