Did you know that ackees have been found to be rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium?; That they contain all the essential amino acids (with arginine being the predominant one)?; Or that they are reported to be rich in linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic fatty acids (which have been shown to reduce risk of coronary heart disease when included in a balanced, healthy diet)? 
That’s obviously wonderful to know! But for me, I love that they’re delicious and versatile! With their natural creamy texture and their tendency towards mild nuttiness in flavour ackees are perfect for incorporating into sauces, dips and spreads.
Here’s a round up of the sauces, dips and spreads shared thus far. They are all relatively easy to make, nut free and vegan.
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Ackee Ranch Dressing
Basil Ackee Pesto
Ackee Spinach Dip
Ackee Bean Spread
Ackee Tahini Dressing
Pumpkin Ackee Butter
What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
If you try any of the recipes from this site be sure to #amazingackee and @amazingackee so I can see your posts across social media.
Until next time, thanks for stopping by 😊
 Veronica M. Dossou, Jacob K. Agbenorhevi, Francis Alemawor, and Ibok Oduro, “Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Full Fat and Defatted Ackee (Blighia sapida) Aril Flours.” American Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol. 2, no. 6 (2014): 187-191. doi: 10.12691/ajfst-2-6-3.