The curious and dangerous fruit of AKEE (Blighia sapida)

Named in honour of Captain William Blight of the Bounty mutiny. He is recorded as having brought Akee seeds from Guinea in West Africa to Jamaica in 1793. Slaves working there were familiar with this beautiful and weired fruit and knew how and when to eat it. A vital knowledge because if it is eaten before it is completely ripe, it is deadly poisonous.  

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