CHIOS GUM MASTIC

CULTIVATION, HISTORY, BENEFICIAL ACTIVITIES

CULTIVATION

THE KENTOS OF LENTISK

Mastic makers with patience the trunk and branches of the mastic, the mastic tree, so that the tears roll in the dirt. With great care, each tree provides valuable just 100-200 grams

Τhe mastic tree is an evergreen shrub, 2-3 metres high that develops very slowly and becomes fully grown after 40-50 years, reaching up to the height of 5 metres at its mature age

Lentisks and similar varieties of this tree family are an essential part of maqui-type vegetation found in Mediterranean countries, but only in Chios tree and nature offer those precious mastiha “tears”.

HISTORY

FROM ANCIENT TIMES TILL TODAY

Chios mastiha has been recognized since ancient times both for its distinctive aroma and its healing properties. It has been recorded as the first natural chewing gum in the ancient world.

Since 1997,Chios mastiha has been characterized as a Product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), on the basis of Regulation of the European Union and it has been registered on the relevant Community List of PDO Products.

CHIOS GUM MASTIC TODAY

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BENEFICIAL

ACTIVITIES

Ever since antiquity, Chios mastiha has been well known for its medicinal and pharmaceutical properties.

Nowadays, it has been gradually revealed by the scientific community, that natural Chios mastiha is gifted with unique beneficial and therapeutic properties, thus confirming what has been historically recorded over the past. 

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