silver leaf

silver leaf (sil-ver leef) noun

silver leaf

Pure silver that is finer than tissue paper and sold in small square sheets. Silver leaf is edible and considered safe. It is inert; it passes through your digestive system without being absorbed.1 Indian cuisine uses edible silver and it is referred to as “vark.”2

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Silver leaf can be found at many artist-supply stores and comes in packages of approximately 20 to 25 sheets that are just under 4-inches square. It also comes in flakes, which can be sprinkled onto desserts.


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