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The Language of Salt

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured
Posted: November 15, 2010, from the December 2010 issue of P&F magazine.

The are three main phrases in the taste of salt, explains Sophie Davodeau, Givaudan's global head of sensory:

  1. Initial impact, comprising the first salty impression, or mineral "bite," which eventually slows down and makes room for
  2. Body and mouthfeel, in which odors become dominant before fading into
  3. Aftertaste, which for salt is described as both clean and lingering.

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