ANCIENT CHEWING GUM BACK ON THE MARKET

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Australian Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (AFPI) has produced a plant-based chewing gum. AFPI is dedicated to producing functional foods made from natural ingredients. The gum has no synthetic components like petroleum or latex, like many other gums.

Although it’s long been disproved that chewing gum sits in the digestive system for seven years, it can be difficult for the body to process. Gum can contain controversial ingredients like butylated hydroxytoluene, titanium dioxide, and aspartame. These synthetic ingredients can be a concern for more health-conscious consumers.

Mast Chew is made from mastic gum, a Mediterranean plant resin from the pistacia plant, in the cashew family. For thousands of years, the resin of the mastic tree has been used to maintain gut health and treat gastric ulcers. It’s also got milk anti-bacterial properties, and when chewed as a gum can have a positive effect on dental health.

Mast Chew combines mastic guym with xylitol and mint to create the familiar texture and taste of a minty chewing gum with no synthetics, latex, sugars, or artificial sweeteners.