Chios Mastic Tears



Mastiha is a natural, aromatic resin in teardrop shape. It is a Product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), only produced on the island of Chios, in the so-called Mastihohoria or mastiha villages, which are monuments of cultural heritage.

Chios mastiha has a variety of uses. Apart from its culinary use, it is also used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and perfume industry. Select from our medium or small-sized drops and add this unique aroma to your sweet or savoury dishes.

Read more about mastiha and have a look at our recipes

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Product Description

Mastic has been harvested for at least 2,500 years since Greek Antiquity. The first mention of actual mastic ‘tears’ was by Hippocrates. Hippocrates used mastic for the prevention of digestive problems, colds and as a breath freshener.

Since 1997, Chios mastic or mastiha has been characterized as a Product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). This means that the quality or the characteristics of the above are mainly or exclusively due to the geographical environment, including the natural and human factors and the production, alteration and process which take place in the delimited geographical area.

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