Side Effects, Nutritional Facts & Health benefits of Ube Pear (African Pear) – African pear and pregnancy.
Enjoying this local pear ( aka Ube in igbo) before it goes out of season 😋. It’s as healthy as avocado. If you doubt me try ube pear with roasted corn or cooked corn.
Basic facts about ube pear
African pear/Ube pear calories: 462
Ube pear in English: African Pear, Native pear, African native pear, “ube Nigerian pear”, Bush pears.
The igbos call the African pear ube mgbe
Now let’s talk about ube pear health benefits
HEALTH BENEFITS OF UBE PEAR (AFRICAN PEAR)
1. It lowers blood pressure and also reduces the chances of having stroke.
2. It strengthens the immune system.
3. It is rich in palmitic and oleic acids which help patients suffering from atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).
4. Protects women against postmenopausal breast cancer.
5. Regular consumption lowers the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of vision loss in older adults.
6. Its high content of pectin makes it useful in lowering bad cholesterol
7. It is good for colon (large intestine) health.
8. It is rich in the following vitamins; B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenate), B6 (pyridoxine) B9 (folate/folic acid) and vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
9. It contains minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc .
10. It protects the teeth from loss of minerals.
11. It is rich in Essential Amino Acids (EAA) such as lysine, leucine and threonine.
12. African pear can also be used as an agent of formulation for toothpaste.
13. For healthy bones and teeth
14. Ube pear is good for weight loss.
15. Ube pear is gluten free and Keto compliant.
Ube pear Nutritional Facts
African pear (ube) is rich in sugars, carbohydrates, fiber, folate, pantothenate, and vitamins such as vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, the antioxidant vitamin (vitamin C) which helps to fight the free radicals in the body.
They are rich in essential antioxidants, plant compounds, and dietary fiber. They pack all of these nutrients in a fat free, cholesterol free, 100 calorie package. As part of a balanced, nutritious diet, consuming pears could support weight loss and reduce a person’s risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases.
African pear also contain vitamin C and essential minerals that act as antioxidants that helps to strengthen immunity and improve the infection-fighting ability of the immune systems.
Ube Pear and Pregnancy – Perfect fruit in ppregnant women
You may be surprised to hear that; “Ube” pear is a pregnancy super fruit. It contains natural folic acid which is very good in pregnancy. supplement. The presence of folic acid in bush pears (African pears) helps to prevent anomalies in the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Folic acid in ube pear helps prevent a congenital defect known as spinal bifida.
Is African Pear (Ube) fattening? Is it good for weight loss
African pear doesn’t cause weight gain that is to say it is not fattening because it contains healthy lipids without any measure of cholesterol. On the other hand, it has natural carbohydrates and sugar in a low amount which has not been associated with weight gain.
Side effects of ube pear
No side effect of ube pear has been reported. African pear can be eaten by child, adults, old and even the elderly. Ube pear is also very good for pregnant women. African pear is a healthy fruit. Enjoy.
Very educative review but i need to know what can be done to increase its shelf life.