Genuine Edible Gold Leaf (23kt) 25pcs (Loose)
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These genuine edible 23 karat gold leaves loose by Gold Gourmet are an ideal way to add a touch of luxury to your desserts, food & beverages. Each gold leaf is inserted between bound tissues pages of a book. Unlike gold leaf transfers, loose leafs are not pressed onto the tissue and can be moved using tweezers.
Edible gold leaf has been used for centuries as decoration for the most lavish table settings and lucullan feasts. Packed in a booklet of 25 gold leaf, each gold leaf measures to the standard European size of 80 x 80mm (3.2" square) and less than 0.000125 mm or .13 microns thin. When consumed these edible gold leaf disintegrates in the mouth without flavour, but beautifully enhances edible delights.
Our range of genuine edible gold leaf are conscientiously obtained by reclamation and from reputable sources, undergoes a stringently controlled, hygienic beating process, is certified with GMP (Manufacturing Process) by an independent laboratory and is kosher and halal certified. Made in Germany. When used as an additive to food, gold is known as food colouring agent 175. This product should be used as selective decoration and not for daily consumption.
Important note: These loose edible gold leaves are extremely delicate so extreme care must be taken when taking them out of packaging. When removing sheets, please do so slowly as due to its thin sheets, they can fold over very easily. Gilder's Knife/Gilder's Tip/Tweezers are recommended tools for handling this product.
What is edible gold leaf?
Edible gold leaf is made of genuine gold that is beaten to extremely thin sheets (thinness of 0.000125 mm). It is used commonly used to decorate desserts, food & drinks. When consumed, it passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed.
What does edible gold leaf taste like?
You might expect it to taste like metal or have an aftertaste but in fact it does not taste like anything because it is so thin that it disintegrates once it's eaten.
Do edible gold leaf stick to food?
Edible gold leaf readily adhere to many surfaces containing natural sugars, oils, cream or fat.