Tropical Sun Ackee
Native to tropical West Africa, ackee is also known as ankye, achee, akee, ackee apple or ayee (Blighia sapida) is a fruit of the Sapindaceae soapberry family (as is the more well known lychee). Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica with ackee and salted codfish said to be the unofficial national dish of the island.
The ackee is allowed to open fully before picking in order to eliminate toxicity. When it has "yawned" or "smiled", the seeds are discarded and the fresh, firm arils are parboiled in salted water or milk. Ackee may also be fried in butter to create a delicious dish.
Tropical Sun Ackee is considered the gold standard with the ackee expertly picked, cut, washed and tinned by hand by the Tropical Sun team in Central Village, Jamaica. There are no artificial chemicals used in the canning process.