Edible 23.75K Genuine Gold Leaf (Flake) (150mg / jar)…

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Edible 23.75K Genuine Gold Leaf (Flake) (150mg / jar)…

Edible 23.75K Genuine Gold Leaf (Flake) (150mg / jar)…

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Edible gold loose leaf sheets are loosely laid inside of a book and ideal for small garnishing and accenting. Transfer sheets are attached to transfer paper and are available in both soft press or hard press form. These sheets are ideal for decorating medium to large surfaces, and slightly easier to work with depending on your intended purpose. Gold is a particularly non-reactive element and is not absorbed during the digestion process, [5] so it is safe to eat. However, there are no nutritional or health benefits associated with its consumption. Purity of edible gold must be 23–24 karats, above that used in typical jewelry, which may contain other metals and can be toxic if consumed. The effects and safety of E 175 were first evaluated in 1975 and recently re-evaluated in 2016 by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) [6] when using the metal as an additive or food coloring. The agency has authorized the use of gold as food additive at quantum satis in the external coating of confectionery, decoration of chocolates and in liqueurs. Nevertheless, it states that: Our Gold leaf is encased in a heat-sealed envelope to prevent moisture and damage. Slofoodgroup food-grade gold leaf is manufactured to the standard European size of 80 x 80 mm (3.15 x 3.15 inches). Our silver leafis slightly larger at 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Edible gold has been used since ancient times and can be found in many regions of the world and in different ages. The earliest evidence of the use of edible gold is among the ancient Egyptians, almost 5000 years ago, where the use of gold was well-known in many fields. The Egyptians used the gold for mental, bodily and spiritual purification because they believed it to have divine effects. The alchemists of Alexandria developed various medicines and elixirs with drinkable gold, which they believed restored and rejuvenated the body. It is believed that Cleopatra had body treatments with gold every night, such as having baths with gold and using a face mask of pure gold. [2]

Edible gold leaf does not dissolve in water or in your mouth. Therefore it does not produce a metallic flavor. Gold sheets are commonly used to add an aesthetic elegance or feeling of luxury to a dish. As such, it frequently appears on desserts at events, but more recently gold leaf sheets have been spotted on everything from sushi and champagne to burgers and wings. Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of gold (E 175) as a food additive". EFSA Journal. 14 (1): 4362. 2016. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4362. ISSN 1831-4732. Edible gold is odorless and tasteless and considered "biologically inert” in higher karats. This edible food decoration is safe to eat and perfectly safe to ingest. Passing through the digestive tract without being absorbed, edible gold lends itself well to decorations of both sweet or savory cooking and baking. Edible gold is commonly found on wedding cakes or anniversary cakes.

Not ready for a full book of gold paper? Try our gold flakes for garnishing drinks, cupcakes and other small projects. All Gold Chef production is made with a production process that complies with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) principles and the strict hygiene and safety requirements imposed by the European Union. The quality system adopted for the production process control is certified according to the international standard FSSC 22000:2020.

Petals are random shapes measuring approx 8-10mm and are supplied in a jar/box with tweezers for easy use. Petals again cannot be handled and must be placed onto the surface with tweezers (supplied) or brush. Well-known examples are Vom Fass Gold-Spirits, Vodka Gold by Smirnoff and the Swiss "Goldschläger" Goldschläger, which is perhaps the best known in the United States Edible gold loose leaf sheets are perfectly safe to ingest. The gold passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed, causing no harm to the body. These gold leaf sheets are best applied with our gliders brush or tweezers, as they do not come on transfer sheets.


There are many recipes that use edible gold flakes as a decoration for dishes and beverages, including some of star chef Vito Mollica’s favorite recipes(*). Gold & Silver Leaf is tasteless and odourless so it won’t affect the most delicate dish. It has been deemed safe by the European Trade (EU) for human consumption. It is suitable for all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans. Edible gold loose leaf sheets are used to add a decorative element to any dish. It is commonly found on wedding cakes and desserts, but lends itself well to both sweet or savory cooking and baking. Gold leaf decoration is used not just to decorate cakes but also wall art and other crafting applications. Edible gold loose leaf sheets are very delicate and should be handled carefully.

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