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We’re talking gold leaf and dust here – not gold bars or coins! One thing we need to make sure about from the start is that we are talking about the edibility of gold flakes, dust and salts here. Gold bars and gold coins are 100% inedible!
Edible gold is chemically inert and will not react inside the human body (e.g. to stomach acids). Gold will simply pass through the digestion system and will not absorb. In theory, people can eat as much gold flakes, dust or salts as they like without getting ill, it’s like any food though, stomach aches are likely to be the result of excess eating.
Edible gold has an E Number, which is E175 and is widely recognised as a food additive. Edible gold is also gluten-free and there is no need for any form of testing on animals.
As 24-karat gold is often considered too fragile and soft most edible gold also has small amounts of silver added too.
Now we have established that it’s safe to consume gold, we can now detail some of the health benefits of eating gold, these are listed below:
The following agencies are just some of the agencies which recognise that gold is safe for consumption by humans:
Here are some suggestions as to how to add gold flakes into food and drink recipes. The primary reason to add gold in food and drink is ostentatiousness as gold has no taste or nutritional value, but does have health benefits previously described:
Learn about “Understanding the gold price per oz” in this Physical Gold video.
The above reveals just how precious a metal gold really is. Obviously as a business, Physical Gold is here to buy gold primarily for investments, but we thought this was an interesting and fun topic you’d want to hear about! If you want to buy or sell gold coins or gold bars call us now on 020 7060 9992, or email us through our contact page.
Daniel Fisher formed physical Gold in 2008, after working in the financial industry for 20 years. He spent much of that time working within the new issue fixed income business at a top tier US bank. In this role, he traded a large book of fixed income securities, raised capital for some of the largest government, financial, and corporate institutions in the world and advised the leading global institutional investors. Daniel is CeFA registered and is a member of the Institute of Financial Planning.