Fruits are good for health. They come from flowering plants. There are many kinds of fruits of which the "Orange" is my favourite fruit. An orange is a type of citrus fruit which people often eat. They are a very good source of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Oranges are round orange-coloured fruit that grow on a tree which can reach 10 metres high. Orange trees have dark green shiny leaves and small white flowers with five petals. The flowers smell very sweet which attracts many bees. The "sweet orange", which is the kind that is most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many parts of the world. In our country, orange is grown in Chin and Shan States. An orange has a tough shiny orange skin. The colour orange takes its name from the fruit. Inside, the fruit is divided into "segments", which have thin tough skins that hold together many little sections with juice inside. There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more. Inside each segment of most types of orange there are seeds called "pips". Orange trees can be grown from pips, but some types of orange trees can only be grown from "cuttings" (a piece cut off a tree and made to grow roots). The segments and the skin are separated by white stringy stuff called "pith". In most types of oranges, the skin can be peeled off the pith, and the segments can be pulled apart with the fingers to be eaten. Orange skin is often called "orange peel". Nowadays, many people of the world eat an orange or drink orange juice every day; because oranges are one of the best and cheapest sources of Vitamin C. Human bodies, unlike many other animals, do not manufacture Vitamin C, so a human needs vitamin C in their diet regularly. (Vitamin C helps the body to grow, to heal wounds and fight infection.) Oranges are also a very good source of dietary fibre. Moreover, the taste and the smell of an orange refresh everyone. So, among many kinds of fruits, I like the orange... [continues]
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