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Bateel – Dates and Chocolates

The Bateel story starts in Al Ghat, a town in Central Arabia, favoured by nature with sweet water, rich soil and a climate ideal for date production. Here is where Bateel’s premium dates were first nurtured and the idea of gourmet dates was born. The evolution to gourmet food production happened over the years, first by combining dates with gourmet chocolate, then by fusing dates with other delicacies, and adding an extensive range of savoury fine food.

You can buy it in their specialty boxes or per kg. which is cheaper, they can provide you an ordinary box but it’s also beautiful. So, if you are in a budget, you can buy it per kg. and ask for their simple box like the pic below.

ORIGIN

Origin chocolate is made from cacao beans cultivated in limited quantities and harvested from a specific region. Bateel imports some of the world’s most exquisite chocolate, such as Alto El Sol from the jungles of Peru, Papouasie from Papua and Criollo from Venezuela. The natural richness and unique taste profile of these origin chocolates elevate Bateel’s offering to the highest echelons of chocolate artistry.

DATES is a healthy option for dessert. Bateel made it more special as they added some nuts and fruits.

Date chocolates are a chocolate lover’s true delight. Bateel date chocolates are the result of applying the European art of chocolate making to the finest Bateel dates. Each truffle is hand made using premium fresh dates, an assortment of fillings and is coated with superb quality gourmet chocolate.

What makes dates so popular with health conscious consumers? Dates have an impressive list of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which benefit health and over-all wellbeing. Among these are calcium, required by the body for muscle function, blood clotting and nerve impulse conduction as well as for helping maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin-A is essential for vision and for healthy mucous membranes and skin. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, which improves the oxygen carrying capacity of red blood cells. Finally, the potassium in dates helps control heart rate and blood pressure, thus offering protection against stroke and heart disease.

Dates are rich in the B-complex group of vitamins as well as vitamin K. They also contain pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), niacin, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. These vitamins help the body metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Vitamin K is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood as well as in bone metabolism.

Dates contain tannins, which have important anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties. They are also rich in beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants can help prevent colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic cancers.

Dates are a great source of dietary fiber. Their soft, easily digestible flesh, made up of simple sugars like fructose and dextrose, replenishes energy and helps revitalise the body instantly. No wonder dates are ideal for breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan.