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Mastic is the resin of the mastic tree, or more precisely, only its Chios variant. Nowhere else in the world is mastic gum like it is on the Greek island of Chios. But why is this so? Legend Has It That... Why do mastic trees "weep"? The legend of the "weeping" trees and their "tears" dates back to 251 AD. According to the legend, Saint Isidore of Chios was martyred. Saint Isidore of Chios He was a Roman naval soldier who, while on the island, confided to his commander that he professed the Christian faith. He was not understood and was...

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Bottom line. We already know this year's harvest. Abnormally warm summer of 2021 The mastic gum is harvested. Harvested, cleaned of the worst impurities and handed over to the Growers' Association. How was this year's mastic gum crop? 216 tons!A respectable figure when you imagine behind each gram only human labour (no agricultural machinery)! The method of cultivation has remained unchanged for thousands of years.

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Read more about us: about Masticlife and our mastic gum products. Masticlife: Chios Mastic Gum Masticlife represents high quality food supplements and other products made from unique raw material - original Chios Mastic gum.  MASTIC GUM CAPSULES | ABOUT US MASTICLIFE | CHIOS MASTIC GUM

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In the first week of October we had business meetings with our partners from the Association. Mastic harvest in 2021 This year the summer on the island has been exceptionally warm. Temperatures were often around 40 ℃. Heavy rains are reported this week, which would make harvesting mastic gum difficult. Everyone here is hoping that the rains will be avoided or will not damage the harvest. Mastic villages We visited most of the mastic villages. The most beautiful are undoubtedly Pyrgi, Olimpi and Mesta. Mastic Museum We again visited the Mastic Gum Museum near the village of Pyrgi. And again...

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Vegetarian capsules (HPMC capsules) are clear capsules that are made from plant-derived materials. HPMC capsules do not contain any preservatives. HPMC capsules contain no sugar, corn, wheat or soy. Read more about this topic here.

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