Edible gold flakes are a gold product that can be used to decorate food. Gold is biologically inert, which means that when it is eaten it passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed by the body and causes no ill effects.
Gold is mostly used on desserts and in candy making and is available in sheets as well as flakes. It is also used by fancier bartenders when making cocktails or other drinks in the form of floating gold flecks on the top of the drink. It is one of the world’s priciest items to use with food, but considering it is real gold, the small amounts contained in sheets and flakes are relatively inexpensive. If you are thinking of using it in your cooking ensure that you buy quality gold leaf or flakes since cheaper alternatives may contain impurities which could potentially be harmful to a person’s health.