Bolus is the food that
is mashed up in your mouth. After it is digested in the stomach, the food is
Bolus is more alkaline than chyme because it is
exposed to alkaline saliva. Teeth and saliva turn food into bolus. It is then
swallowed and passes through the esophagus into the stomach.
Chyme has a higher acidity content than bolus
because it was exposed to hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Chyme enters the
small intestine after digestion in the stomach.