Jamaicans love akee. It is said to be delicious.
Don’t look for it in the supermarket, though. The Food and Drug Administration bans its importation. The fruit that can cause coma or death if eaten before fully ripe.
And the seeds of the akee are always poisonous.
The scientific name, blighia sapida, honors Captain William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Bligh brought the plant to Jamaica from Africa as food for slaves.