Chewing Gum

By David Bainter - 7th Hour

History of Chewing Gum

The history of chewing gum is somewhat unclear. What is known is that the Ancient Greeks chewed on a substance that consisted of resin from a mastic tree. In the U.S. Native Americans preferred a resin from spruce trees.
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Flavor Added to Chewing Gum/Medical Gum

William White added flavor to chewing gum in 1880. Later, Dr. Edward Beeman developed a gum that would soothe digestive problems, and it is still used today.
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