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Lime Chewing Gum

Organic lime chewing gum.

This biodegradable gum is made from the sap of the Mayan chicle tree and is entirely aspartame-free and certified organic. 

The chicle tree is just one of the many tropical trees in the world that produces its own type of elastic rubber. This is made by boiling the sap from the tree into a thick paste. Once cooled the rubber is an organic and eco-friendly alternative to the synthetic and non-biodegradable rubber known as polyisobutylene which is used to make the inner tubes of tyres.

The people of the Mayan rainforest in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, known as chicleros, have been sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest for over a century. About 2,000 chicleros live in an area of rainforest about 1.3 million hectares wide.

These Mayan people have survived political control to become an independent community, so to help build up the economy they decided to manufacture the Chicza gum. Not only did they want to prove that they could survive as a people, but they also wanted to show that gum could be 100% natural and waste-free.

Size: 30g

Price: £1.50

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Ingredients & allergens

Powdered Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Gum Base, Organic Glucose, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Lime Flavour.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Where your money goes

The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise and when you buy anything from our shop, you're supporting our work and educational programmes.

We’ve been collaborating with the people of Seychelles, who are on the frontline of climate change. We've worked on forest restoration and public education and have even helped fund research into how to safeguard the spectacular native Coco de Mer, which produces the largest seed in the world.

Find out what we've achieved in the Seychelles.

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