This Cajun blend is an essential component to Gumbo. Use it to taste after cooking. File Powder can be stirred into Gumbo just before eating. Our Gumbo File Powder also acts as a thickener when added to liquid which is what gives gumbo its traditional texture. Sassafras leaves have been in use for a long time. American Indians used sassafras leaves and created a powder that they added to soups and stews.
The roots and bark from the sassafras tree contain the carcinogen safrole but the ground version is made from ground sassafras leaves which do not contain safrole so they can be used safely. Great for cooking authentic Creole or Cajun cuisine, soups and stews.
It is recommended to store in a cool, dark place.
Also try our thyme.
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail