Religious Ecology Study (in Costa Rica & Tuscaloosa)

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The ackee fruit looks ripe, but, according to my informant, don’t eat it unless it opens by itself or it can be toxic. She told me a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a Hispanic man who did not believe the stories of ackee, ate one, passed out & fell down the hill, hit his head, & died. The ackee is dangerous.

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