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The magnetism of gold is eternal. Gold is the ultimate symbol of success, beauty and eternity...
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The magnetism of gold is eternal. Gold is the ultimate symbol of success, beauty and eternity. But, do you know that it is also very palatable to eat ?

Both the European Union and United States authorize the use of gold to decorate food products. Several world cultures use gold in foods. India is the world’s largest gold user for food products too. It is estimated that Indians eat over 12 metric tons of gold per year. Gold leaf is used to decorate pastries and other sweets which the wealthy offer as gifts for special celebrations like weddings or holidays.

In France and Italy, the best chefs use gold leaf to decorate their most refined dishes. Goldleaf has also been applied on fruits for special events. In Japan, gold leaf is mixed with sake on New Year’s Eve. This brings good luck and prosperity for the coming year. Famous chefs also adorn sushi or soups with gold leaf. In Europe the same tradition exists with champagne.

In Pakistan, gold is sometimes eaten for its believed aphrodisiac qualities.

Gold in leaf or powder form in used in China to cover rare delicacies, such as wild game or sweets.

Therapeutic Use:
Many ancient cultures, such as those in Egypt and India used gold-based medical preparations. Extensive information is available on the early therapeutic use of gold in China. In “Salt and Iron” (81 BC), Huan Kuan of the Western Dynasty wrote,: “immortals swallow gold and pearls, so that they enjoy eternal life in heaven and earth.” In the Eastern Dynasty, Ge Hong (281-341 AD) wrote that gold “tempers the body of a human being, and he enjoys eternal life.”

In Japan, tradition suggests that thin gold-foils placed into tea, sake and food are beneficial for health.

This use of gold compounds in the medical field is called chrysotherapy. More recently, Jacques Forestier reported in 1929 that the use of gold complexes was beneficial in the treatment of arthritis. Later work after the Second World War established that gold drugs are effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

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