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Mastic | The Tears of Chios

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Mastic is a resin obtained from the mastic tree. In pharmacies and nature shops, it is called "Arabic gum" and "Yemen gum". In Greece, it is known as the "tears of Chios", being traditionally produced on Chios island, and, like other natural resins, it is produced in "tears" or droplets.