Important Health Benefits of African Pear, Popularly Refereed to as Ube!

African pears
The African Pear or Ube as the Igbos in Nigeria would call it and Eben by the Efiks, is rich calcium and phosphorus, including Vitamins C and E. These vitamins contain antioxidant mineral that ensures a healthy skin and slows down the aging process.
The African pear can supply the daily requirement for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
This fruit and vegetable as they are classified, is rich in natural oil.They are good source of fiber, which helps prevent constipation. With them, regular bowel movement is assured.

Experts say, constant consumption of pear might lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of vision loss in older adults.

These small edibles, are crucial to the heath of women. This because research shows that eating pears help protect women against postmenopausal breast cancer.
It also aids in the treatment of wounds and parasitic skin disease. The fleshy bark of the fruit after it is boiled has been said to cure ringworm, body rashes, etc. Local doctors have always been known to be in need of African pear when there is a case of deep and parasitic wounds and it has always worked.
Pear is described as a hypoallergenic fruit. This means that it is  less likely to produce an adverse response compared to other fruits.
It has been reported that pears help lower blood pressure and also reduce the chances of a stroke.
These are but a few of the benefits of this simple yet amazing fruit, Ube, the African pear. So if you are looking to have healthy bones and teeth, glowing skin, etc, go to the market, on the roadside, and just about anywhere they sell fruits and indulge in this great fruit.
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