Why do spicy tastes stay in your mouth so long?
- deniseLv 78 months ago
Because of the heat / intensity.
- renaLv 48 months ago
Because of the natural chemical, it can linger on your younger for a long time.
- StarShineLv 78 months ago
The 'spice' is from capsaicin, which is oil based.
Your saliva does not do a very good job of dissolving oil based items so it takes a fair amount of time to dissipate. Water also isn't very useful. Oil dissolves in like substance which is why milk and dairy (which contain some fat) are often suggested to help 'cool' the spicy sensation.
- AntonLv 68 months ago
DUH!! -- it is because bits of food left in your mouth. Brush you teeth after meals.