Ackee in Jamaica

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Jamaica Food

Jamaican Ackee, a great tasting food that is part of the national dish (Ackee and Saltfish).   Ackee is very cheap to eat in Jamaica, but fill up while you are there or be prepared to pay $12-$16 a can in the US!

In this first picture you can see what Ackee looks like before it naturally splits open and once it is ready to harvest.  Eating it before it splits open can make you sick and in some cases it can kill you!

Pictures of Ackee

Picture of an Ackee tree

Picture of an Ackee tree

In this second picture you can see what you actually eat (the off white stuff) and the seeds (the black stuff <don’t eat them>).

Picture of Ackee

Picture of Ackee

This is what Ackee looks like when you buy it ready to cook at a local market.

Picture of Harvested Ackee

Picture of Harvested Ackee

This is how Ackee looks when it’s served in a meal.  In the middle of this plate is a serving of Ackee and Saltfish along with some of the other ingredients that you will find in a “Jamaican breakfast”.

Picture of Ackee and Saltfish

Picture of Ackee and Saltfish

Comments

2 Comments on "Ackee in Jamaica"

  1. Jamaica travel deals on Mon, 29th Mar 2010 8:00 am 

    I love Ackee.Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica.Ackee and Salt fish. This is a popular meal and loved by both Jamaicans and tourists alike.

  2. V. Ramsamooj Gosine on Sat, 4th Dec 2010 8:44 pm 

    Whenever I go to Jamaica, I often stay at a particular hotel in Kingston. Just outside my window stands a tall ackee tree, which at first I didn’t know much about. However, I was given ackee and saltfish for breakfast one morning. Needless to say I didn’t want to taste it but once I tasted it, I want it whenever I am in Jamaica. And I have been there seven times to promote my books. So I am an ackee fan.

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