I saw these imported exotic fruit and vegetable at De Market Supermarket, which got me thinking if anyone would spend RM30 on an ear of sweet corn imported from Japan and RM40 on a medium sized yellow Pitahaya (dragon fruit) from Ecuador?
Sweet corns are loaded with Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin (which help fight eye diseases), help fight anemia, improve one's cholesterol level and some studies have shown that sweet corns help to fight cancer.
Corn is rich in ferulic acid, an anticarcinogenic agent that has been shown to be effective in fighting the tumors, which lead to breast and liver cancer. Anthocyanins, found in purple corn, also act eliminates cancer-causing free radicals.
Yellow pitahayas are the sweetest and finest of all pitahayas. They are jam-packed with nutrients, vitamins and have a wide range of health benefits ranging from preventing constipation, diabetes prevention, heart-healthy, immune booster, keeps you looking youthful and even has the potential to prevent cancer.
Though chockful of vitamins and disease fighting nutrients, would you spend so much on sweet corns and dragon fruits?