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Title: Ackee's poisonous element is no different than the Irish potato's
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Title: Ackee's poisonous element is no different than the Irish potato's
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: 1999
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300919
Volume ID: VID00232
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: University of the Virgin Islands
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Ackee's poisonous element is no different than the Irish potato's

Olaw Dmi, an a&coinfi. mon
St OVir.
At the 3%th and Cabbeen Food
Ca* Soiqe me" ing teny in
cmie St. &Lu c Dr. John Radib
- a rlasve ami* mid an amro.
polo Pos 9 ,d, CoegA of
Chaila, a Souh Cali- pre-
scoaed a per on acke. Ad=c is a
oilm tee of We Afica diu IW
become P Jana's most cmelad

T11e ndaw d u o Jamakica is
ad= and cod fish. Tli fruit is oen
cooked wilh cod fis, moes and
nios. AAerpiiboilig it is added in
a stew of( e sakolt.pok tdne, scal-
lions, and other seasonings.
Sometimes the acke is cuied asd
SeIn wilh h ae.
In 1793, adcee m wa gl to

Jiaica by Capain Bih to fod thed
slaves The ee w also planted i
odher Caribbean islands including
Haii Trinidsand the v Is hids.
Depending on w here do we was
pla ited, was aled by a diffant
Ma In the Ivwy Coas, in Weg
Affica,6e fd uise ol t o sal ak fm.
In Sudan it's caed fi nn. Ee
i Afica, is sgeorally knmn a

Howevr, one becomes confMed
with the coi a mine ofackee. For
ample, i B do;, ge)ip is called
ackoe. WY in i gislad die
fui gip is called ip t amcke.
Theafre, it is inpotaa wben you
iMkditfyapla= Mths 6cl ikn iru
is give beside the camon am of
eepseBliu& s*h isesiad .f-
icoem foradcee. .


Te toxic pro

the ails still p
anwma in dicu
know wlm de f
is poisons As
open,the fruit iso
Acde is avai
Jamica widi.

- the ain adcke Inves is no in the hamed camaday into de Unied
wiee mmd, ib in die smtanr Saes and dsewhe becae acee is
months. If this fact is for seasonal- widely known in scieifU i lier-
01 M ily of acke, o why dmnwold ackee akalritsaocialionwithpoisoing
poisonn wik a major anl ut- t for its edibe Ewn in some
Dv tak of vaniting sickess. occur Caibbn iladm ackee is con-
rm dth ead ofa nsmu ughl the sided poisonom due to the rsi
wirdnoerd a und yta nyherwineof dersading*fhphyiMlogyadsea-
_____ ya soalva ofae fipobon
Dr.Rahfid *taed.-"Amdi to i8
Sadty ofl fit is talition, ie fiuit mst ope onm I Dr. Ramhfod poi out dh
bytesudiginast tla e i I t oam "sm or e sckmdfic iMKe can be mis-
t0euisfullyipe. 'Wl bereWa as I g ifalUaiaeM o ,toacaure-
mess Il/2ofthe A beten opa s, s ig nsehed.e Fr Ie ae mnny
ripe fiJanicans ad l being is ie impfta foods ti we e My day m
iis closeth ck ad anaicin crm nre ad s poAsW.Forapk, isahpoities
when dthw fiis i ssningencalo m ad cma beomem loic ifapoa osufe -
edse. in e tadiional Ws al in a ci li to case gag of he
la year-round bin sM wlmm i niw sin. But it al depcds om ie e
S .irpf Wi- knowoemamrly. ad develop wen I
seasonod oweer,' ortttid fo ,acWkeea s, d .AcesisdinoditB

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