elagold edible gold & Benefits

Gold has always been a symbol of success and perfection. Its glow, rarity and durability, have inspired and stimulated the human mind for thousands of years.

Since antiquity, humans have placed a high value on gold, associating it with the gods and immortality. In many cultures, its bright colour has been related to the brilliance of the sun: in ancient Greece it was believed that gold was a combination of water and sunlight, while the Egyptians thought of it as the skin of their gods and the Incas called it the “tears of the Sun.” Just like the sun, gold brightens everything around it, creating a feeling of happiness and prosperity.

Gold has also represented the human endeavour for improvement and enlightenment. The renowned legend of alchemists turning common metals into gold is commonly interpreted as the desire to establish qualities like love, virtue and compassion.

The rare attributes have made gold the symbol of power, beauty, wealth and balance. But beyond its symbolical references, the fact is that gold has been a vital part of many civilizations and continues to be a sign of prosperity in the modern societies.

Edible Gold

The wealthy societies of the ancient and contemporary worlds have gone beyond the use of gold as a means of monetary exchange or jewelry making; it has been part of their diet and of their gastronomic tradition. Kings, Queens, Russian Tsar, Emirs and Emperors have embraced gold in their food and drinks, associating themselves with the gods.

For centuries, people from all over the world used to consume edible gold for its impressive effect, its inimitable aestheticism, anti-aging and mystic properties. Edible gold has been used to embellish and decorate gourmet food since ancient Greece Hercules’ myth of Esperides’ Golden Apples.

Italian Dukes and Earls used to decorate their risotto with edible gold leaves in the 16th century; the Elizabethans created sumptuous banquets by adding edible gold to their feasts on fruits such as oranges, grapes, dates and figs; the Japanese have been adding it to their dishes and sake for many years.

Gold is totally safe when ingested. Both the European Union and United States authorize the use of gold (in the form of flakes, powder, leaves, or sprinkles), as it is considered a food additive under the code E 175.

Full of nutritious, therapeutic and cosmetic properties, edible gold is an elixir, which has a balancing and harmonizing effect on all levels of body, mind and spirit. It is also advised for enhancing blood circulation, relieving arthritis and stimulating cellular activity.

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