Local Products

Ackee

Although not native to the Caribbean, Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. The fruit was imported into Jamaica from West Africa during the late eighteenth century... 

Callaloo

Although not native to the Caribbean, Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. The fruit was imported into Jamaica from West Africa during the late eighteenth century. Ackee's scientific name, blighia sapida, comes from Captain William ...

Coconut

The origin of the plant is the subject of debate. O.F. Cook was one of the earliest modern researchers to draw conclusions about the location of origin of Cocos nucifera based on its current-day ...

Eddoe (or Eddo)

Eddoes appear to have been developed as a crop in China and Japon and introduced from there to the West Indies where they are sometimes called "Chinese eddoes" ...

Breadfruit (pana or panapen)

Breadfruit is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae) originating in the South Pacific and that was eventually spread to the rest of Oceania ...

Cassava

Wild populations of domesticated cassava, are centered in west-central Brazil, where it was likely first domesticated more than 10,000 years BP. Forms of the modern ...

Dasheen

Dasheen is thought to be not native to Southern India and Southeast Asia, but is widely naturalised. It is a perennial, tropical plant primarily grown as a root vegetable for its edible starchy corm ...

Guava, Guayaba

Guavas are thought to have originated from Mexico or Central America and were distributed throughout tropical America and the Caribbean. They were adopted as a crop in subtropical and tropical ...