Gold Leaf

Edible gold leaf is a gold product that can be used to decorate food. It is either used to cover whole candies like chocolates or truffles, or applied sparingly as a small decorative touch.  Gold leaf adds elegance to desserts.

Gold is considered “biologically inert,” meaning it passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed. When selecting gold leaf, make sure to get 22-24 carats.  Smaller carat value has more impurities and is less safe to eat. Make sure you’re buying from a reputable source.

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