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Chocodate is a layer of rich milk chocolate covering a velvety Arabian date, filled with a crisp golden roasted almond. A unique taste of the Orient.

Chocodate Dark is a layer of rich milk free dark chocolate covering a velvety Arabian date, filled with a crisp golden roasted almond. A unique taste of the Orient.

Chocodate White is a layer of rich cocoa free white chocolate covering a velvety Arabian date, filled with a crisp golden roasted almond. A unique taste of the Orient.

Perfect as a gift for family and friends, or even just for you, the Chocodate Collection is the ultimate indulgence; a combination of dairy milk, milk-free dark and cocoa-free white Chocodates all in one beautiful box.

A date is a sweet fruit that grows from the date palm tree. Dates have been grown and eaten as a staple food in the Middle East for thousands of years. Dates are revered for their delicious taste and health benefits and play an important role in the UAE, symbolising both culture and history. The Bedouin tribes of the desert are said to have survived solely on a staple diet of camel’s milk, meat and the nutritious fruit. In fast there is a popular tribal saying that goes: “Dates and milk are best for health. If you are in doubt, give them to me then try my strength.”

Dates are low in fat (0.8 grams) and are cholesterol free.

Dates are rich in fibre and polyphenols

A single date boasts about a gram of fibre. According to the American Cancer Society, the average-sized adult needs to consume 20-35 grams of dietary soluble and insoluble fibres a day. Insoluble fibres increase the rate of intestinal transit. And soluble fiber may help control diabetes and lower cholesterol levels.

According to researchers at the University of Scranton in Scranton Pennsylvania, dates have the highest concentration of polyphenols among dried fruits, especially in TMG polyphenols which improve fatty liver. Polyphenols are potent, natural antioxidants that eliminate free radicals, unstable molecules that are a major cause of ageing and disease.

 

Dates are a natural energy booster…

A single date serving is said to contain around 31 grams of carbohydrates, making it the perfect energy boosting snack. It gives energy to a tired human body within half an hour of taking it. Carbohydrates include three grams of dietary fibre and 29 grams of naturally occurring sugars such as fructose, glucose and sucrose, providing quick energy that’s readily used by the body. Therefore dates can be a part of a healthy diet.

 

Dates help balance metabolism…

Dates are one of the best natural sources of potassium, an essential mineral that helps balance the body’s metabolism and maintain muscle contractions, including those in your heart. Your body also needs potassium to maintain a healthy nervous system. A 400 mg daily increase in potassium intake has been associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of having a stroke. This figure amounts to about one additional serving of dates a day.

 

 Dates help keep your blood healthy…

Dates contain a variety of B-complex vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and pantothenic acid. These vitamins have a variety of functions and help maintain a healthy body by metabolising carbohydrates and maintaining blood glucose levels, fatty acids for energy, and helping to make hemoglobin, the red and white blood cells. Dates are also rich in iron which is essential for red blood cell production.

Dates are known as an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. They provide a quick relief of the latter.

 

Dates aid healthy bone development…

Dates contain magnesium, essential for healthy bone development and energy metabolism.

 

Dates help prevent intestinal disorders…

The nicotinic content that is present in dates is said to be beneficial for helping to heal many intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates boosts the amount of friendly bacteria naturally occurring in the intestines. Dates are a mild laxative food if consumed in the morning.

* The health benefits mentioned here might not be applicable to every individual. Remember, one of the key foundations to a healthy life is moderation and a balanced diet. If you feel as though you are lacking energy or nutrients in your diet, it is best to consult a General Practitioner, Nutritionist or Medical Professional to help you create a balanced meal plan that caters to your individual needs.

Almonds regulate your blood pressure

Almonds are high in potassium and low in sodium, minerals that help regulate blood pressure.

Almonds help you lose weight

Nutrient-rich almonds make you feel full and nourished meaning you’re less likely to have cravings and overeat. Almonds are a rich source of fatty acids which makes them ideal for a healthy, well balanced diet.

Almonds help to ease constipation

Almonds are high in fibre. Eating just four to five almonds every day will help you stay regular.

Almonds can help cure gastric ulcer

The almond's oil deposits a protective coat on the stomach walls and those proteins form a kind of natural swab with the stomach’s hydrochloric acid .

Almonds help prevent elevated levels of cholesterol

The consumption of a handful of almonds a day has been shown to lower bad cholesterol (LDL).

Almonds boost your energy

Almonds are rich in manganese, riboflavin, and copper, all of which aid in energy production. If you are always on the go, try making your own almond-based energy bar. You can find some great recipes online.

Almonds help improve your brainpower

Almonds contain phenylalanine, a brain-boosting chemical that aids healthy development of cognitive functions.

 

* The health benefits mentioned here might not be applicable to every individual. Remember, one of the key foundations to a healthy life is moderation and a balanced diet. If you feel as though you are lacking energy or nutrients in your diet, it is best to consult a General Practitioner, Nutritionist or Medical Professional to help you create a balanced meal plan that caters to your individual needs.

Chocolate contains natural antioxidants

Chocolate contains flavonoids that act as natural antioxidants in your body, helping its cells fight damage. Flavonoids even help with bad cholesterol and are said to reduce blood pressure.

Chocolate helps ease depression

The carbohydrates found in chocolate boost the endorphin and serotonin levels in your brain, making you feel happier. It also contains salsolinol, an anti-depressant and anandamide which has an euphoric effect.

Chocolate wakes you up

Chocolate contains a good proportion of theobromine, a caffeine-like substance, giving you that little extra pep when you need it.

 Chocolate helps ease menopausal symptoms

Some studies have suggested chocolate helps to ease the symptoms of menopause and PMS. We’re not entirely sure how - or even if - it does, but because chocolate helps put you in a better mood in general, it might make painful symptoms appear less stressful.

Chocodates do contain nuts in the form of almonds. Although almonds belong to the plum family they are considered a tree nut by most allergists. It is possible to be allergic to almonds so if you have ever experienced an allergy to any kind of nut in the past it is best to consult with your doctor before eating Chocodate.