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Chios Mastiha (Mastic)

A Greek elixir that cures diseases and complements desserts

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Chios island, particularly its southern part, is famous for its “tears of forest”, which have been used since Greek antiquity in medicine to prevent digestive problems and to freshen one's breath. Besides its medical advantages, Chios Mastiha is a component of various sweets and the well-known Chios Mastiha Liqueur.

July to September is when the mastiha passes through a long harvesting process where anyone can observe how the precious resin appears on trees of the island.

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