What is Mastic Gum Powder?

Mastic gum (Masticha, Mastix, mastiha) is a unique resin that comes from a tree called Pistacia lentiscus, which grows in the Mediterranean.

What is Mastic Gum Powder?

It is a crushed resin that is used as a spice or in food supplements. The mastic powder is filled into capsules or sachets.
It is very aromatic. Mastic gum powder has a strong woody-fruity aroma and a white-yellow color.

crushed mastic gumWhat Is Mastic Gum Powder Used for?

  • Mastic powder (in capsules) is used as a dietary supplement. Mastic supports the proper functioning of the digestive system.
  • Crushed mastic can be mixed with salt or sugar and used as a spice.

How to Crush or Grind Mastic Gum?

Put the mastic crystals in the freezer for a few hours. Then crushing and grinding will be easier. Mastic is a resin and, like all resins, is sticky at higher temperatures. Freezing the mastic in advance will make your work easier!

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Crushing with a dough roller

  1. Place the mastic crystals on a flat surface (roll or cutting board to prevent damage to the work surface).
  2. Cover the mastic crystals with a large piece of plastic.
  3. Roll the roller over the plastic until all the tears of the mastic have been crushed.

Mortar and pestle grinding

  1. Insert the mastic crystals into the mortar
  2. Use a pestle to grind all the mastic tears.
  3. Grind the mastic to a powder.
mastic gum: Mortar and pestle

    Coffee grinder

    Do you have an old electric coffee grinder that you do not use and will no longer use to grind coffee? So now is its moment! Find it and use it!
    1. Put the frozen crystals in a grinder.
    2. The crystals are crushed quickly, usually 5-10 seconds.
    3. Warning! Do not grind the crystals longer than necessary, the mastic gum would heat up and stick to the blade of the grinder and the grinder itself.

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