There are a LOT of ackee fruit on the tree out front.
I hate to let it go to waste, but at the same time I’m rather afraid to eat it.
Especially after my loofah experience last week.
Ackee is deadly poisonous when prepared wrong. Though I know from my reading how to prepare it, I still haven’t bitten the
bullet aril and done it.
Maybe this afternoon. I sent the above photo and wrote of my fears to my newsletter readers this last week and Virginia from Jamaica (I love you, Jamaica!) wrote:
“Those ackees are ripe and perfectly safe to eat, even raw. Once the red pods open, as shown in your photo, remove the yellow segments. Those are the edible parts. Discard the red pods, the black seeds and any pinkish fibers in the segments. You can prepare ackees in many ways, just look up some Jamaican recipes. You are so lucky to have them fresh. We in N Florida have to make do with the canned ones.