Is ackee low FODMAP?


Yes! Ackee is very low in FODMAPs and should be tolerated by most people.
Serving size: 1 cup/6 oz/170 grams


1 cup (around 200 grams) of Ackee should be tolerated by most.

Large serving (around 500 grams or 1 can) contain significant amounts of Fructans and its consumption should be limited.

All FODMAP-related information is based on the research of the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University.

General Information:

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

Although having a long-held reputation as being poisonous with potential fatalities, the fruit arils are renowned as "delicious" when ripe, prepared properly, and cooked, and are a feature of various Caribbean cuisines. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica and is considered one of the country's best delicacies.

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