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Exploring tools for designing dysphagia-friendly foods: a review

Título de la revista: FOODS
ISSN: 2304-8158
Volumen: 10
Número: 6
Páginas: 1334
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Dysphagia is a medical condition that affects normal swallowing. To prevent the risk of aspiration or choking, thickened fluids and texture-modified foods have been used for dysphagia management with the goal of slowing down the flow of liquids and protecting the airway. This article summarizes the available information about the rheological and textural parameters, the characterization of the most-used thickeners and the application of alternative texture modification technologies that are crucial to developing safe dishes for people who suffer from swallowing difficulties. Regarding rheological and textural measurements, fundamental and empirical methods are described.