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Mastiha / masticha (10g)

Mastiha / masticha (10g)

Regular price R 65.00 ZAR
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Mastiha (mas-tee-hah) is a natural, aromatic resin secreted from the trunk and brunches of the skinos tree, found only in Chios, Greece. It is one of the most ancient superfoods known for its healing properties, used as a health and beauty supplement, and as a culinary spice. Musky and aromatic, mastiha has a distinct and refreshing earthy flavor of fresh trees, pine, and wood.

It has a tear-drop shape when solidified, earning the name "drops of Chios." This resin is extensively used in Eastern Mediterranean and Arab cuisine in desserts, pastries, pudding, candy, fruit preserves, and to flavor beverages like tea or coffee. It can even be used as a natural chewing gum (mastic gum). Used ground and mixed with sugar or salt, mastiha is great for adding flavor to savory or sugary preparations.

It is used in our own traditional baking of tsourekia and flaounes.

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