While it seems like it has been raining corns and pear this season, studies have shown that the african pear contains essential ingredients for warding off diseases and can help protect women against postmenopausal breast cancer.
Ube which has been described as a hypoallergenic fruit has an indigo coloured covering over a greenish pulp and a firm seed inside. It also contains carbohydrates, fat (no cholesterol), vitamins (C, B1, B6, Folate, Niacin) and minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, and zinc).
Here are five health benefits of the African Pear;
Fights against cancer
Studies in the last threee decades has shown a direct link between an increased fibre in-take which is containes in Ube and a decrease in Colon cancer which could be due to the fibre contained or other nutrients like vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and essential fatty acid.
Strengthens bones and teeth
The African pear also contains a lot of calcium and phosphorus; minerals found mainly in the bones and teeth of our body. Ube has also been known to prevent stiff joint and bone pain.
Helps to Maintain a Health skin
While it contains a rich amount of vitamin C which works to fend off cell damage from free radicals even more than othrer fruits like oranges and lemons, Ube also helps to improve the texture of your skin by making it smoother and reducing wrinkles.
Good for the heart
Ube also contains a lot of soluble fibre which reduces absorption of cholesterol and bile acid from the small intestines, thereby reducing blood cholesterol level.
Ube which is also rich in fibre helps add bulk to stool thereby making bowel movement easier.