Ackee is Jamaica's national fruit and along with Saltfish (Codfish) and breadruit. it is Jamaica's National Dish. It is a delicious fruit enjoyed both as an exotic delicacy or as an entree and is a great meat substitute for vegetarians. When cooked, Ackee resembles scrambled eggs and has a somewhat similar taste.
Ackees have also been prepared and eaten in western Africa for many years, particularly in northern Cote d’Ivoire in the Katiola, Sinématiali, and Khorogho regions.