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Dearest naked Science Peeps Of High Brow Deftness And IQ Highs,


This is some edible Gold Leaf:






Nice isn't it ?


Now how come I can eat this stuff without being made sick ?...does it get digested or does it make for expensive poo ?

I don't know...do ewe ?
« Last Edit: 02/10/2009 08:07:20 by chris »


 

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Do people really eat Gold leaf ??? I did not know that! It is beautiful, but I had no clue!
 

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i didn't think people still ate it...
 

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I did not know they ever did! LOL
 

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Yep, they eat it alright !!......

I tried eating a gold coin once...I broke a tooth !!
 

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i think a long time ago it was used to decorate the food and it was actually consumed. but i didn't know that still went on. i'd rather have jewelry
 

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i think a long time ago it was used to decorate the food and it was actually consumed. but i didn't know that still went on. i'd rather have jewelry

Me too!  I don't like it.  May be just a mental thing, but it's yucky to me!
 

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You definitely couldn't digest it, it will just go straight through you... I think the leaf is so thin that you would have to eat a lot of chocolate before it would be worth mining your feces

« Last Edit: 12/05/2007 19:10:33 by Karen W. »
 

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Yep, they eat it alright !!......

I tried eating a gold coin once...I broke a tooth !!


LOL...HEE HEE! It's hard to think people eat it!
 

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i think a long time ago it was used to decorate the food and it was actually consumed. but i didn't know that still went on. i'd rather have jewelry
  Me too What a shame to try to digest that lovely gold..LOL To pretty to eat! LOL and frankly if I could afford it Id waer it too. LOL Even though I am not much into jewelry I love it can't afford it! LOL
 

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You definitely couldn't digest it, it will just go straight through you... I think the leaf is so thin that you would have to eat a lot of chocolate before it would be worth mining your feces



Sorry for the above edit Dave I meant to quote you not edit you.


Well I that created a new vision in me head! LOL Yikes! I like Gold panning, But that is a little desperate for moi!
 

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Gold Leaf - actually gold in general is inert in the human body. If you consider the fact that aqua regia (Royal Water,) a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids is used to dissolve this precious metal, I don't think the weak acids of your stomach will dissolve it. Since it can't be dissolved by us mammals, it also ha no taste.

Gold leaf on food just lays there and says to you "yes, I am so rich I can do this. MY, what do those common, smelly people outside of the palace do. Sigh - LET THEM EAT CAKE! sniff

 
 

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You definitely couldn't digest it, it will just go straight through you... I think the leaf is so thin that you would have to eat a lot of chocolate before it would be worth mining your feces



THANK YOU very much Dave....this is what I thought !....


Mining feces !!..I think you may have discovered a very personal service !!
 

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Gold Leaf - actually gold in general is inert in the human body. If you consider the fact that aqua regia (Royal Water,) a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids is used to dissolve this precious metal, I don't think the weak acids of your stomach will dissolve it. Since it can't be dissolved by us mammals, it also ha no taste.

Gold leaf on food just lays there and says to you "yes, I am so rich I can do this. MY, what do those common, smelly people outside of the palace do. Sigh - LET THEM EAT CAKE! sniff

 

Excellentay..Thank you Jimmy Boy......Royal Water sounds like a mild toiletry but I gather it puts caustic soda in the shade !!

Why is it called Royal water ?
 

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It's called royal because it disolves gold which is the "king" of the metals.
I have't eaten gold but I have drunk it. There's a liquer with gold leaf in it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldschl%C3%A4ger
As food additives go it's one of the ones I'm least likely to worry about. It's so inert it just makes for very expensive dietry fiber.
 

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I think its the shiny polishish that attracts me. + Gold have a huge history that is put in our brain.
« Last Edit: 01/10/2009 11:33:08 by BenV »
 

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You definitely couldn't digest it, it will just go straight through you... I think the leaf is so thin that you would have to eat a lot of chocolate before it would be worth mining your feces

Haven't poo - sorry - you - heard? "marmite mining is SO yesterday".
 

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P.S Love the way the attached google add is "Sell unwanted gold..." - we should send them a bucket of turds after eating some gold leaf and see what they make of that...
 

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My girlfriend makes chocolate candy for Christmas presents. Some of them are sprinkled with a gold powder. You just eat it. No taste, just looks. Not too expensive she says. You get a lot of powder for the money.
 

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