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Also called gum mastic or mastika, this is the resinous sap collected from trees on the Greek island of Chios. The translucent droplets are referred to as "tears" wept from the tree. Mastic was the original chewing gum.
Category: Spice
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To Buy:
Buy mastic tears in a specialty spice store or a Greek delicatessen. They are usually sold in packs of just a couple of grams, which is a single serving for making, say, a batch of ice cream.
To Store:
Stored in an airtight container away from heat and light mastic should last for 2 years.
Tips & Tricks:
Mastic added to icecream, custard or sweets gives a velvet texture while not adding much flavour. It can be chewed like gum, and the name mastic was the origin of the verb masticate, to chew.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Bacterial Infections
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Fungal Infections
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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