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~pistacia lentiscus~
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Georgia Panakia (g_panakia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 16 N: 127] (1659)
Género: Pessoas
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-09-12
Categorias: Comida, Natureza
Exposição: f/5.6, 1/125 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2008-11-11 0:58
Visto: 1476
Pontos: 2
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
collecting mastic...

Mastic (Greek:μαστίχα)(Pistacia lentiscus) is an evergreen shrub or small tree of the Pistacio family growing up to 4 m (13 ft) tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, mainly on the Greek island of Chios. It is native throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Iberia in the west through southern France and Turkey to Syria and Israel / Palestine in the east. It is also native to the Canary Islands.The word mastic derives either from a Phoenician word or from the Greek verb mastichein ("to gnash the teeth", origin of the English word masticate) or massein ("to chew").[3]

For reasons that are not entirely understood, only the trees in the southern part of the island of Chios produce the distinctively flavoured resin.[citation needed] The island's mastic production is controlled by a co-operative of medieval villages, collectively known as the 'Mastichochoria' (Μαστιχοχώρια), which are also located in the southern part of Chios.
Within the European Union, Mastic spice production in Chios is granted protected designation of origin (PDO) and a protected geographical indication (PGI) name.

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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-11-11 5:57]

Hi Georgia,

Excellent composition. Sharp and fine details image.

Great shot!!!

Best Regards from Portugal,


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