An inexhaustible source of vitamins and high energy value, by virtue of their carbohydrates, fruits offer high water content, and are rich in fibre (cellulose and pectins) and mineral salts (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron). Fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet and on many occasions is very useful for its immunostimulant activity in treating certain illnesses.
It has been demonstrated that the daily consumption of fruit improves blood circulation and decreases the risk of certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Sweet corn contains beta carotene, an antioxidant recommended in the prevention of cancer. It is also one of the cereals most appreciated by celiac sufferers as it does not contain gluten.