Ackee Fruit – Causes Vomiting Sickness


Ackee is the key ingredient in Jamaica’s national dish (ackee with codfish), but unfortunately, the ackee fruit, which is found in Jamaica, can cause the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness if it’s eaten in the wrong way. You have to be sure to wait until the fruit is fully ripe then eat the yellow arilli only. The toxic black seeds need to be avoided, and eating an unripe ackee fruit can eventually lead to coma or death.