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Edible Gold Leaf for Gift Giving

I’ll be honest. When I first heard that you could buy edible gold leaf I was a bit skeptical. My first thought was to wonder whether you could safely eat gold, and my second was why you would want to.

In terms of eating gold, you can’t exactly eat a bar of gold, and realistically if you had one you wouldn’t really want to eat it anyway. Edible gold refers to gold leaf, which is a sheet of gold that has been hammered very thin. One of the best things about the gold being so thin is that it is inexpensive and it still seems like you get a lot for your money.

Because gold is inert, you aren’t putting yourself at any risk by eating it. After all, some people get gold fillings. This wouldn’t be done if gold had any negative effects on your body. In fact, eating gold is very popular. A lot of people feel that it has strong health benefits and that it can increase the length of life. I wouldn’t go as far as all that and I personally suspect that there aren’t any health benefits at all. But, there are other reasons why you might want to eat gold.

Part of the appeal comes from the luxury nature of gold. Gold looks nice, but be honest, it’s not the only reason that people wear it. You can get fake gold or gold plated jewelry fairly easily, but most people wouldn’t wear fake gold jewelry. Alternatively, you can look at it from another perspective. Would you buy someone a necklace made of fake gold? Probably not.

Using edible gold is much cheaper than buying gold jewelry, simply because you are buying gold leaf, which is very thin. Most importantly, there are a lot of different ways that you can use the product.

Edible gold is often used as a garnish or an ingredient in food. This is starting to be popular in top-end restaurants, and it gives them the ability to charge an absurdly high price for their food. However, because you can get edible gold leaf yourself, it is easy to mimic the approaches of high priced restaurants. It is a fantastic way to impress guests, because a little bit of gold leaf goes a long way.

In fact, there are a lot of suggestions online for the best ways to use edible gold leaf, including recipes that show off the gold in the best way possible.


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