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Mastic is the name given to the resinous gum that leaks from the scored bark of the Gum Mastic Tree. There are many varieties of mastic trees in the Mediterranean and Middle East, but most of the world’s mastic production comes from trees that grow on the Greek island of Chios. Mastic is commonly used as a flavouring in chewing gum in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, and as well as in sweet foods like Turkish Delight. However it is also used as a savoury seasoning in Greece and Egypt where it is found in vegetable preserves and meat marinades.