Mastich as an antioxidant
A. H. Y. Abdel Rahman1 and Soad Youssef2
1College of Agriculture, Alexandria University
2College of Agriculture Kafr El-Sheikh Tanta University
Mastich, a resin from Pistacia Lentiscus L. Family Anacardiaceae, contains terpenolic acids, which apparently act as antioxidants similar to butylated hydroxyanisole BHA. Egyptian farmers have used mastich for centuries as a butteroil preservative.