The ackee, also known as achee, akee, ackee apple or ayee (Blighia sapida) is a fruit of the Sapindaceae soapberry family, as are the lychee and the longan. It is native to tropical West Africa.
Ackee is a very delicious fruit and when boiled and cooked with seasoning and salt fish or salt pork, it is considered one of Jamaica’s greatest delicacies. Ackee (Blighia sapida) is the national fruit of Jamaica as well as a component of the dish – ackee and codfish.
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