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Akee Fruit Plants (Blighia Sapida)

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Plant Type

Akee (Blighia Sapida):

Botanical Name: Blighia Sapida

Common Names: Akee, Ankye, Achee, Ackee Apple, Ayee

General Information: Indigenous to tropical West Africa, National fruit of Jamaica, Glossy red to orange-yellow pear-shaped fruit, Three-celled capsule with one to three glossy black seeds, Delicate, nutty flavor, resembling lychee.

Nutritional Content: Rich in proteins, zinc, and vitamins B and C.

Uses: Consumed raw or boiled in milk or water, Integral part of the diet in poor, agricultural areas, Used in meat or fish dishes, such as ackee and salt fish. 

Traditional and Medicinal Uses: Various parts used in traditional African and Jamaican medicine, Leaf extract for treating ophthalmia and conjunctivitis, Ripe aril used for dysentery, Bark employed as a pain reliever.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 years

Moderate maintenance required for cultivation


Planting and Care

Trees are relatively cold tolerant, with the ability to endure low temperatures and should be planted in full sun for best growth and fruit production.

Special Feature

Helps in Cold, Fever, Water retention (oedema), Epilepsy and other conditions. Unsaturated fatty acids present in akee plants aid in keeping cholesterol levels in check and are beneficial to one's health.


It is also used as a typical ingredient in the various cuisines of the West Indies. Aki oil is an essential contributor to the diet of many Jamaicans. It contains phosphorus, sodium, potassium, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and Vitamin C.