How to Chew Raw Mastic Gum? Mastic Chewing Instruction
If you put Chios mastic gum tear in your mouth for the first time, you may be surprised that it is relatively hard, especially compared to conventional chewing gum. The mastic softens and softens only in the mouth when mixed with saliva and when heated.
What is mastic gum?
Chios mastic is a 100% natural product, treated only by cleaning, washing, drying and sorting. It is resin gum of a mastic tree. It differs in size, hardness and shape.
The sales package of mastic is divided into:
In addition to hard pieces, you will also find tears, which are very soft and sticky. They are usually more clear than hard pieces.
Instructions on how to chew mastic tears may seem complicated, but in fact it is not. Before you start chewing for the first time, we recommend to drink a glass of clean water. You will not have dry mouth and mastic will be better chewed and combined. Choose a rather hard piece from the package and chew between the front teeth and with the help of the tongue until you form a solid mass. Then you can chew like a classic chewing gum in your whole mouth. Combine different hardnesses of the mastic tears.
Another way to get used to chewing mastic is much easier. Put a tear of mastic in your mouth and suck it like candy. Mastic absorbs saliva from its mouth until it softens completely and you can then start chewing.
How long can you chew mastic gum?
You can chew mastic gum for at least 15 - 20 minutes, then you can spit it out. However, as usual, you can chew it much longer.
Is chewing mastic gum safe?
According to available studies: Yes, chewing of mastic gum is safe.