jamaica - Jamaica is known for it's exotic culture. This...

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Jamaica is known for it's exotic culture. This includes it's food and clothing. The national fruit of Jamaica is the ackee. It grows in clusters on evergreen trees. When the fruit is ripe, it will turn red and split open. If you eat an unripe ackee, you can get "Jamaican vomiting sickness syndrome" (JVS). This is caused by the amino acid components hypoglycin A and B. Patients diagnosed with JVS generally have chronic malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, as well as vomiting and severe hypoglcaemia. There have been some deaths caused by eating
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come about, these deaths are happening less and less. A popular meal in Jamaica, and it's national dish, is ackee and saltfish. It is made by boiling the ackees until they are soft, and flaking saltfish (codfish) and removing all the bones. Add onions, peppers, garlic, and tomatoes to the pot and serve with white rice to have a traditional jamaican dinner. Another food that Jamaica is famous for is
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