I did it – I ate them!
I ate ackee… and lived!
Here’s my video on cleaning ackee, plus a look at the beautiful ackee tree in our yard:
AmeriJam Acres writes in the comments:
“one thing you failed to mention. It must open on its own. eating it before it opens is the dangerous thing. The toxin it neutralized naturally when properly ripened. The way you know it’s ripe is it opens on its own.”
Yes, that’s big. I also say in the video – DON’T EAT THEM BECAUSE SOME GUY ON YOUTUBE (that’s me) SAYS YOU CAN!
Ackee is a dangerous fruit but it’s really delicious. I had ackee and saltfish with scrambled eggs for breakfast today. Really good.