Edible Gold Flakes
Just like with edible gold leaf, edible gold leaf flakes are a type of gold. These will be used within a culinary context. These are used for food decoration with the shining lustre of real gold whilst still being suitable for oral consumption. However, instead of being a thin sheet of gold covering a whole surface, these will be small pieces. Often they will then often be sprinkled atop a piece of food in a more scattered area.
The beauty of this form of decoration is that the gold flakes will work perfectly well as a garnish to decorate both savoury dishes and desserts. Most commonly food such as cupcakea or a wedding cake, along with chocolates are a popular option. As are alcoholic cocktails. Additionally, many people will also use them to decorate glasses and crockery for a particularly extravagant meal.
Information About Edible Gold Flakes
When it comes to determining whether some gold flake or gold leaf is edible, the primary way of doing so is to determine the purity quality of the gold. This is because gold that is of a high purity of at least 22 karat will be perfectly safe to consume. The reason for this being that pure gold is biologically innert. This means that the gold will not react inside your body and simply harmlessly pass through your digestive system. Therefore, they also pure gold doesn’t have any taste but does have a notably crunchy texture. However, less pure examples of gold will not necessarily be safe as the impurities within such gold such as zinc copper, iron or silver can be toxic in higher quantities (although edible silver does also exist).
Our edible gold flake selection, just like that of our edible gold sheets will come in purity of 23.75 karats. This edible gold being being comprised of 99% gold and 1% silver. Each of our products will come in a jar or container with there being two distinct types. One of which is intended for general use as a garnish whilst the the other is used for drinks.
How To Use Edible Gold Flakes?
When it comes to using edible gold flakes, the process is incredibly simple. Doing so, simply involves sprinkling some of the gold flakes over the desired dish or carefully place them in a more precise way if desired. That said though, you should refrain from doing so with your hands and instead use some sort of brush and an anti-static tweezers such as those made from bamboo or carefully coated steel tweezers.
The reason for this is that the gold flakes themselves are very thin and delicate. As such you should avoid handling them with your fingers and bare skin or exposing them to steam or humidity.
FAQ – Edible Gold Flakes
What is edible gold flakes made of?
Edible gold flakes are are small fragments of genuine gold that is of an incredibly pure quality. In particular, they will have a bare minimum purity of 22 karats. Our edible flakes though will be 23.75 karats in purity.