It is popularly known as Ube among the Igbos in the south eastern part. Its Botanical name is Dacryodes edulis. It has an African origin precisely the eastern part of Nigeria. The African pear is also prevalent in other parts of African countries and has different names. Like other fruits, African pear is noted to possess some health benefits which researchers believe that it;s chemical components. African pear is believed to be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, diuretic, and antispasmodics in nature. African pear is a fleshy luscious fruit that is rich in oils and minerals. It is particularly believed to high in calcium and can provide the daily requirement for calcium. Calcuim is a requirement for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Reseachers also believed that eating African pear regularly may help to prevent some forms of cancer.
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