FOTD Nov. 9 – Ackee

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The ackee, also known as acheeackee apple or ayee (Blighia sapida) is a fruit of the Sapindaceae soapberry family, as are the lycheeand the longan. It is native to tropical West Africa.[1][2] The scientific name honors Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaicato the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793, and introduced it to science.[1] The English common name is derived from the West African Akan akye fufo.[3]

Three ackees
Photo by William S. McCain
Photo of three ackees altered
Photo of three ackees altered

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