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Gumbo File Powder

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A mainstay thickener and flavor of Creole cuisine and in particular its use in gumbo. One of the few uses of sassafras outside of root beer.

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Filé powder is the term used for ground sassafras root. The root and leaves of the sassafras tree were used by Native Choctaw Indians before also being incorporated as part of the motley blend that is Creole cooking.

The flavor is similar to root beer (the flavor of which comes from sassafras root) and has woodsy, rosemary-like notes to it. Filé powder is often used as a thickener more than a flavor agent. This is particularly true for gumbo, a traditional Creole dish. When in season, okra is used to thicken gumbo and filé powder is used when it isn’t.

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Ingredients Sassafras leaves and thyme.
Recommended Applications This Gumbo File Seasoning is the perfect blend of spices if you are looking to enhance flavor and introduce a thickening agent to your favorite gumbo recipe!
Basic Preparation Just prior to serving and immediately after the dish is removed from heat, stir in this Gumbo File Seasoning for fantastic flavor.
Product Style Powder, Blend
Cuisine American, Cajun, Creole
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Qualities All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Country of Origin United States


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