Greek Mastic / Mastiha Sweets Gift Basket
Bring Greece to any home or office with this basket filled with mastic sweets! The perfect gift for your business associates, friends and family. Please view More Pictures for details.
This distinguished handmade basket is filled with:
- Mastihashop Bag of Chios Mastiha Candies 250 gr
- Mastihashop Mastiha Sweet with Rose Petal Preserve 400gr
- Mastihashop Mastiha Sweet with Sour Cherry Preserve 400gr
- Loukoumia Mastic Flavor with Almonds, 450gr
- ELMA Mastic Gum from Chios (w/ sugar) - Mastixa Xiou (2)
- ELMA Sugar-free Mastic Gum from Chios - Mastixa Xiou (2)
Approx. Gift Size: 7in H, 12in L, 5in W
What is Mastiha?
Mastiha (pronounced mahs-TEE-hah), aka mastic is the resin that is excreted from the trunk and the branches of the "schinos", the Greek name for the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia). The schinos producing the mastiha resin grows exclusively on the southern portion of Chios, an island in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Incisions are made on the bark of the schinos and the mastiha resin falls in teardrop forms onto the marble dust underneath. After 15-20 days the resin has dried and is harvested and cleaned. Mastiha has a distinct herbal taste making it a popular spice traditionally used in a wide variety of sweet and savory food products and beverages. Perhaps most interesting are the documented medicinal benefits of this resin. It is used especially for stomach and dental care as well as in skin care products. Cultivation of the schinos and harvesting of mastiha are protected by the government and European Union as a truly unique product of the region.
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