linq - How to get first element of a sequence or a default value

Linq FirstOrDefault Operator - How to get the first element of a sequence or a default value if no element is found
LinqFirstOrDefaultOperator.aspx

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Linq" %>

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<script runat="server">
    protected void Button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    {
        string[] fruits = { "Hibiscus sabdariffa", "Jambosa jambos", "Kasjoema", "Kokospalm", "Lansibaum" };
        string[] emptyArray = {};

        string firstOrDefaultFruitsItem = (from f in fruits
                                           select f).FirstOrDefault();

        string firstOrDefaultEmptyArrayItem = (from f in emptyArray
                                           select f).FirstOrDefault();

        Label1.Text = "Fruits List: <br />";
        foreach (string names in fruits)
        {
            Label1.Text += names.ToString() + "<br />";
        }

        Label2.Text = "After Calling FirstOrDefault Operator [fruits]: " + firstOrDefaultFruitsItem;
        Label2.Text += "<br /><br />After Calling FirstOrDefault Operator [emptyArray]: " + firstOrDefaultEmptyArrayItem;
    }
</script>

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            Linq Standard Query Operator: Element Operator - FirstOrDefault
            <br />How to get the first element of a sequence
            <br /> or a default value if no element is found
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