Mastic Resin – First Chewing Gum
Throughout history, people have chewed resins for their medicinal value, ability to clean teeth and heal dental problems, and flavor. The mastic stands apart as the first gum in written history, including the Bible. In Daniel, the mastic tree was used to defend the innocence of Susanna against the lecherous elders.
Now then, if thou hast seen her, tell me, Under what tree sawest thou them companying together? Who answered, Under a mastick tree. – Susanna 1:54
The mastic resin comes from the Greek island of Chios where most of the mastic trees grow today. Allow to warm in your mouth and chew, store in a clean wrapper, and chew again. Comes with .125 ounces in a bag with the history on the label.