Mouthfeel is an important parameter for the total flavour perception of food and beverages. Saliva plays an essential role in oral processing via interaction with food components, which alter the salivary properties. Physiological differences such as age and health influence salivary properties, which lead to different mouthfeel sensations among individuals. Medication affects salivary integrity as well. Despite the importance of saliva in the mouthfeel, researchers largely underestimated the significance of saliva on oral sensations. This study re-views the role, properties and involvement of saliva in the tactile sensations of mouthfeel and the changes due to age, drugs and disease.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2023|
- PROLINE-RICH PROTEINS
- RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- ORAL COATINGS
- MUCOSAL PELLICLE