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Gumbo Filé Powder, Organic

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Gumbo filé is the powdered, dried leaves of the sassafras tree. This tree is native to the east coast from Maine to Florida and stretches west along the Gulf Coast to Mexico. The Choctaw Indians first used sassafras as a seasoning. When the French Canadians went south to Louisiana, they quickly adapted the Choctaw methods of using sassafras in cooking.

Sassafras roots use to be an essential ingredient of root beer.

Gumbo filé powder is the essential flavoring and thickening ingredient of gumbo and can also be used to perk up sauces and gravies. Gumbo filé is generally added after the dish has been removed from the heat, but before it cools as it becomes stringy when cooked.

Purchase in glass bottles:

Medium glass
(net 1.50 oz)

$4.95

Purchase bottle refills (in bags):

Medium refill (in bag)
(net 1.50 oz)

$3.90

The sassafras tree is native to the East Coast from Maine to Florida and stretching west along the Gulf Coast to Mexico.
The following recipes use Gumbo Filé Powder, Organic.

"I want to thank everyone at Savory Spice and let you know my holiday meal turned out well because of your spices. My guests loved everything from Coastal Bay Seasoning to Vanilla Bean Sugar. Thank you for the great spices and customer support."

-Jim P. of Allentown, PA

"I want to thank everyone at Savory Spice and let you know my holiday meal turned out well because of your spices. My guests loved everything from Coastal Bay Seasoning to Vanilla Bean Sugar. Thank you for the great spices and customer support."

-Jim P. of Allentown, PA