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All nutritional wealth of Chios Mastiha from our Group

In a new business venture with strong prospects, our Group has, as of 1st January 2024, proceeded with the further development of its partnership with the Chios Mastiha Growers Association and its subsidiary company MEDITERRA_mastihashop, by introducing in Cyprus a comprehensive range of high-quality mastiha products. This initiative is aimed at both the Cypriot consumer and the professionals in the field, and includes the MASTIHA Art of Nature, ELMA, ENOSIS, KENTOS and Cultura Mediterra brands, as well as the exclusive distribution of the Natural Mastiha (Mastic Gum or Mastic) as a raw material for the food, beverage and personal care industries.

To date, our partnership with MEDITERRA_mastihashop has been focused exclusively on the distribution of Nutritional Supplements and other pharmacy products of the MASTIHA Art of Nature range. Today, this partnership is further developed with the addition of the ELMA mastiha products, the ENOSIS and KENTOS mastiha liqueurs as well as the Cultura Mediterra product line.

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The ELMA product line includes the famous mastiha chewing gum as well as some other popular mastiha products, such as the mastiha loukoum, mastiha sweet (known as “submarine” in Greek), mastiha cream pie, throat lozenges, etc.

The Cultura Mediterra line includes cooking and pastry powders, as well as innovative freeze dried products in the form of instant preparation powder. Among the Cultura Mediterra line consumers can find some of the most iconic Greek food products, such as yogurt, hummus, fava beans purée, etc.

With our Group undertaking the wholesale distribution of mastiha products in Cyprus, all companies, industries and other stakeholders on the island that trade or use natural mastiha, either in their own packaging or for the production of other products, such as ice cream etc., will now source the mastic gum directly from the Group.

Mastiha is a unique natural product, produced exclusively in the southern part of the island of Chios. Mastiha consumption contributes to a healthy gastrointestinal system, as confirmed both by scientific evidence and by its systematic use in many Eastern and Western countries, for decades.

This strategic partnership demonstrates our Group’s commitment to providing the Cypriot consumer with a wide variety of top quality, renowned health, wellness and beauty products that support a healthy and balanced life.

About CHIOS MASTIHA GROWERS ASSOCIATION  

Chios Mastiha Growers Association represents an entity that has undertaken the exclusive management of Chios Mastiha in Greece and abroad. It was founded in 1938 and has 4,500 registered members, while it is one of the largest Financial Organisations in the North Aegean Periphery, with a diversified economic and social activity.

About MEDITERRA

MEDITERRA is a subsidiary company of the Chios Mastiha Growers Association with commercial and industrial activity. It was founded in 2002 and, since February 2008, has been listed in the Alternative Market of the Athens Stock Exchange.

About Chios Mastiha

Since 1997, Chios Mastic has been classified as a Protected Designation of Origin product (PDO) by the European Union, while in 2015 the European Medicines Agency officially recognised and validated Chios Mastic as a Traditional Medicinal Product of Herbal Origin, used in the symptomatic treatment of skin inflammation and gastrointestinal problems. Since 2015, UNESCO has included the know-how of cultivating mastiha on the island of Chios on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.