Ackee is the National fruit of Jamaica, it’s actually Native Tropical Fruits of west Africa. It’s believed that samples of the tree were bought to the Caribbean island in the 18 century and its been there ever since. The health benefits of ackee it’s rich in finer, which can helps regulate bowel elimination by adding back to your stool and quickening movement through your intestines. Fibre can help lower your risk of bloating, cramping, constipation and inflammation of the colon it may also help bad cholesterol levels, thereby helping boost heart health.
Ackee is rich in potassium, which is known to help vasodilator. It works by opening up by dilating your blood vessels so that your cardiovascular system will not work too hard. This can help reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and damage to your blood vessels.
Aside from helping lowering blood pressure, Ackee can help improve your circulation it’s rich in iron, which is crucial because it helps deliver oxygen efficiency around your body. The iron content may help with symptoms of anaemia as well, such as weakness lightheadedness and cognitive issues.
500ml /2 cups Ackee drained
1pk of vegan bacon, finely sliced
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper to taste
1 onion finely, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
Heat saucepan over a medium heat, and add oil, then add bacon allow to browned for a 10 minutes then add onions sauté for 2 minutes then add Ackee salt and black pepper and chilli optional and serve with greens bananas or yam and dumplings.