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Chios Mastiha Tears Gum Greek 100% Natural Mastic
Gathered From The Mastic Growers Of Chios Island
Chios Mastiha is a unique product with many beneficial qualities and wide- ranging uses since antiquity.
Nowadays, it is used in pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cosmetics, beverages, bakery goods, sweets as well as in cooking. Chios Mastiha is the natural resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia, a tree which grows only on the Aegean island of Chios, Greece.
Scientific research shows that Chios Mastiha has anti- microbial, anti- inflammatory, and healing activity. Also, it has beneficial effects on both body hygiene and skin care.
«Chios Mastiha: A tear that pleases, perfumes, relieves, heals!» Chios Mastiha is the name of a resinous sap produced from the mastic tree (Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia). It is a natural, aromatic resin in teardrop shape, falling on the ground in drops from superficial scratches induced by cultivators on the tree's trunk and main branches with sharp tools. As it drips, this sap appears as a sticky and translucent liquid which, 15-20 days later, is solidified into irregular shapes influenced by the area's weather conditions in summertime, that is intense drought and sunlight. After being solidified, it has a crystal form, while its rather bitter taste quickly subsides to leave a distinctive aroma that really makes it unique. That solid product is then harvested and washed by mastic growers, giving us finally the natural Chios mastiha. Its colour is initially ivory-like but as time goes by, that shade is lost and 12 to 18 months later it changes into yellowish due to oxidation. It is made of hundreds of components, among which only 80 are contained in identifiable quantities. Such multitude probably justifies the multiple uses of Chios mastiha, in the fields of food industry, health and cosmetic care, worldwide. Chios Mastiha is a unique product with many beneficial qualities and wide- ranging uses since antiquity. Nowadays, it is used in pharmaceuticals, perfumes, cosmetics, beverages, bakery goods, sweets as well as in cooking. Chios Mastiha is the natural resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia, a tree which grows only on the Aegean island of Chios, Greece. Scientific research shows that Chios Mastiha has anti- microbial, anti- inflammatory, and healing activity. Also, it has beneficial effects on both body hygiene and skin care. You can use mastic as ordinary chewing gum, or you can grind it into powder and use it as a natural medicine for peptic ulcers and general for stomach disorders.
50gr Medium Tears
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just got it today. What I got is different than the photo. The color is white. I buy MASTIHA all the time; however, this one is a off white. The Mastiha that I buy from local stores are yellow. Still for the benefit of the doubt I opened the bag and tried it. The taste is FAINTED TO NO TASTE at all. Update: 1-19-2016 I finally used it in cooking, and the taste was outstanding!!!! Also I read that "..Mastiha.'s natural colour is initially ivory-like but as time goes by, that shade is lost and 12 to 18 months later it changes into yellowish due to oxidation." so this product is fresh, and the one I have been buying is old. I will buy it again.
I am doing a review on this only because there were none for this size product and because the shipping time from Greece took only about a week as compared to the expected delivery date of one to 1-1/2 months! I must say that after taking mastic gum in capsule form, the tears are definitely more powerful. P.S.: I swallow the powder, and chew and also swallow the tiny tears, it works just fine. They do not have to be moist. Choose carefully, the resin is more effective!
I can chew on these little nuggets for an hour. They have a mild piney flavor and they don't stick to my teeth or dental work. They are not gritty and I like that they are pure and simple. They help my digestion as well. And they shipped much faster than I expected.
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