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Fruits are foods that are essential to keeping a healthy diet. There are many kinds of fruits that have their own unique taste and health properties. Below is a list of some fruits that are very healthy for you!

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a large round fruit with an orange skin and a dark pink inside. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, fiber and compounds called “bioflavonoids” that help protect your body against infections.

Kiwifruit

Kiwi fruit are brown and fuzzy on the outside but fresh and green inside. They have been eaten by people for over 700 years! Kiwi fruits are high in vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.

Apricot

Apricots are fist-sized orange fruits that look like peaches. They are healthy foods since they are full of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. Apricots taste nice and sweet because they are full of three natural sugars called sucrose, glucose and fructose. All of these sugars are healthy for the human body since they give people energy for all the things they want to do.

Blueberries

Blueberries are small blue berries that can sometimes be so dark that they look purple or even black. Blueberries grow on bushes and they require no peeling or pitting to be enjoyed. Blueberries have lots of vitamin C and fiber so they are healthy to eat. They grow all over North America and Europe and Australia frequently imports them to other countries.

Nectarine

Nectarines are reddish-orange fruits that strongly resemble peaches. They contain vitamins A, C and E and are also a great source of fiber and potassium. Nectarines are sweet and tasty because they contain a natural sugar called “sucrose” that gives people energy.

Plums

Plums are dark purple fruits that are the same size as peaches and nectarines. They contain vitamin C, fiber and healthy natural sugars. Plums are good and healthy for people to eat. Even when they get old and dried up they are still healthy. When in that older state they are called “prunes.”

Avocados

Avocados are tear-shaped fruits that have a dark green skin but a light lime green inside. Evidence from Mexican excavation sites suggest that avocados have been eaten for over 7000 years! Avocados are full of vitamin E, a vitamin that keeps the red cells in your blood healthy and helps prevent damage to the membranes that encircle and protect every cell in the body. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin B6. This vitamin is needed for the nervous system, to maintain healthy skin and to produce energy in the body. They also contain dietary fiber.

Limes

Limes are light green fruits that, except for their color, look exactly like lemons. Limes are full of vitamin C and fiber so they are very healthy. They have been eaten for hundreds of years and, like lemons, sailors ate them to avoid a disease called scurvy.

Mango

Mangos are an oval-shaped orange fruit that are rich in vitamin A and C. They also contain a lot of fiber and potassium. Mangos grow on trees and those trees do not produce their first fruit until they are about four years old. Mangos are now grown in most tropical countries and are abundant in the northern parts of Australia. In Asia mangos are commonly served with a mixture of salt and sugar to add flavor.

Pears

Pears are yellowish-green pear-shaped fruits that can also come in other colors ranging from red to brown. Pears have a sweet taste because they are full of natural sugars like fructose that give people a lot of energy! Pears are also full of vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fiber and they have been eaten by people for thousands of years.

Raspberries

Raspberries are small dark pink berries that look like a bunch of little dots all grouped together. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber. Raspberries originated from a wild red berry that is native of Europe, Scandinavia and northeast Asia. They have been eaten by people for thousands of years and they contain some natural sugars so that they are very sweet when they are ripe. In fact, raspberries are often used in desserts and candies like chocolate, pie and even cookie filling and jam!

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