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akee

, ackee (ak′ē, ă-kē′) [Liberian]
The tropical tree Blighia sapida, of the soapberry family. Ingestion of its unripe fruit can cause severe hypoglycemia.
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Ackee fruit poisoning: an outbreak investigation in Haiti 2000-2001, and review of the literature.
had lunch in the garden; they liked Jamaican food like ackee and
Breakfast would be a combination of dishes such as ackee and salted fish (cod), which is our national dish, with fried dumplings and/or cooked green bananas with steamed or escoviech fresh fish, or goat liver/kidney and hard-dough bread.
Diva Disappoints' was how the Daily Observer's front page headline greeted me over my traditional Jamaican breakfast of saltfish and ackee (the national dish which can be eaten at any time of the day).
Ackee fruit is smart because it knows how to defend its seeds until they mature to ensure a continued existence.
The recipes in the new book include Caribbean favourites such as rice and peas, ackee and saltfish and jerk chicken.
He will showcase the offering--which could include ackee & saltfish, jerk chicken und curried goat's meat--at his Notting Hill Carnival Rasta'raunt stall in London in August.
At the plantation-style breakfast next day, white-gloved waiters served a delicious assortment of local delicacies including salt fish, ackee fruit and Blue Mountain coffee.
A survey by Island Delight found only 10% in the North East said they had tried some of the Caribbean's most popular dishes such as jerk chicken, Caribbean patties or Ackee and Saltfish.
For the CAs, the sources of fat were primarily from tropical plants including ackee, avocado and coconut.
The age group, epidemiological profile and outcome of cases in our series were very similar to those of children in the study reported by Meda et al (12) on poisoning due to consumption of unripe ackee fruit leading to acute encephalopathy syndrome in Burkino Faso.
An interesting main course fish plate is Coley's rendition of ackee and codfish ($15.