DTW: Can I get Fresh Ackee anywhere?
- JanPrimus Jul 23, 2012 04:36 PM
Looking to make some Ackee and Saltfish but I rather not get canned Ackee
I think you'll have to go with canned, unless someone either snuck it past Customs or is growing in the US; fresh ackee is illegal to import into the US.
From the USDA Fruits and Vegetables Manual, "Akee, Blighia sapida (all forms prohibited by FDA; if appropriate, alert Customs)". See page 6-6. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_expo...
Pretty sure it's illegal. Never saw it when I lived in Sofla....considering how many carribean people there are down there....
Not to mention isn't it poisonous without processing?