Akee and Saltfish
This traditional Jamaican dish is prepared with salt cod and sautéed onion, scotch bonnet peppers, tomatoes, and boiled ackee fruit. These ingredients seem harmless, but if the ackee fruit is picked before it is ripe or prepared improperly, it can be deadly. The soft, spongy fruit contains hypoglycin alkaloid toxins, which can cause seizures, vomiting, comas, and even death. Luckily, if you stick to the canned akee imported to the U.S., this closely monitored import isn’t likely to lead to Jamaican vomiting sickness.