Sunday, 16 November 2014

PALATE CLEANSER IDEAS

Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Milk

If you have eaten something spicy, avoid drinking water as this will only aggravate the burning sensation. Drink some milk instead, since studies have shown that the fatty acids in milk neutralise spiciness. Milk also cleanses the palate after you have eaten foods that have a high fat content. 


Crackers
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Crackers

Crackers, or plain wafers made of water and flour, are very effective at cleansing your palate. They can be used to get rid of all the tastes in your mouth, including spicy, cooling, fatty, bitter, astringent or sweet. 


Bread and water
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Bread and water

The combination of bread and water is a handy palate cleanser, since you are more likely to have them at home than crackers. The bread absorbs the flavours from your mouth while the water rinses them away. 


Celery
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Celery

You can even munch on a piece of celery to cleanse your palate, since the rough texture of this vegetable scrapes away the flavours lingering on your tongue. In fact, celery is even recommended as a means to prevent halitosis, since it scrubs off the bacteria that linger on your teeth and tongue.


Apples
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Apples

Apples have similar palate cleansing properties to celery. Interestingly, both these foods even freshen your breath and are recommended as a substitute in case you are stuck without a toothbrush, since they cleanse not only your palate but your gums and teeth as well.


Lemon water
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Lemon water

Fine dining restaurants usually serve lemon sorbet in between courses to cleanse the palate, but it is not practical to keep it around the house every day, unless you’re having a dinner party and want to impress your guests. Instead, you can take a shortcut and use water with a dash of lime or fresh orange juice to cleanse your palate. 


Green tea
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Green tea

Green tea is another palate cleanser, which you can drink in between or after your meal. Don’t brew it too strong, instead keep it light and add a little bit of sweetener if necessary.


Pickled ginger
Foods that Cleanse Your Palate 

Pickled ginger

Pickled ginger is typically served in Japanese restaurants in order to cleanse the palate in between courses of sushi, but it happens to be a staple found in many Indian households as well. You can make your own by marinating slices of ginger in vinegar and consuming it in between courses. 

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