African pear is loaded with essential ingredients for warding off diseases. IT is uniquely different in appearance, shape and size from the common pear. Ube as it is locally called among the Igbos in eastern Nigeria. Pears have antioxidant properties, because they are rich in Vitamin C and therefore can protect body cells from oxygen-related damage caused by free radicals. The presence of fiber in pears helps prevent constipation and also ensures regularity of bowel movement.