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Gumbo File

Gumbo File

from United States
ITEM DESCRIPTION TEMP PRICE PER LB* PRICE* QTY SKU
1 resealable bag - 8 oz room temp $31.02 $15.50
4710601
1 resealable bag - 14 oz room temp $31.02 $27.30
4710602

About Gumbo File

Creole Gumbo File Powder, sometimes spelled filé powder, and pronounced FEE-lay/fih-LAY, is a thickening powder and seasoning used in Creole and Cajun cuisine made in Louisiana and areas around the Gulf of Mexico.

File powder is made from the dried and ground sassafras leaves. It has a rich yet cool eucalyptus-like sweet smell and taste. Add sassafras powder to dishes after cooking to thicken and flavor sauces, soups, and stews. Blend well. Use it in gumbo with sausage, crawfish, chicken, and vegetables like tomato and okra.

Sassafras leaves have been used as a seasoning by American Indians for generations. They gained popularity as a seasoning African American cuisine around the time of the Civil War. It is thought that file powder was originally used for practical purposes: the okra often used to thicken gumbo is only available when in season, so to make gumbo in the winter something dried and readily available had to be found. Now file powder and gumbo are inseparable.

Store gumbo file powder for up to six months in a cool, dry, airtight place.


Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is non-perishable and can ship via Ground service.

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*Product Pricing and Weight Specifications

This product is priced by the lb. shipped, and you will be charged based on the actual weight of the item shipped, by the price per lb for the product. The total price your shopping cart shows is an estimated charge. You will not be charged until the product ships, based on the weight that is shipped. The chart below shows estimated weight ranges and actual prices per lb. for this item.
SKU ITEM DESCRIPTION ITEM WEIGHT RANGE PRICE PER LB
4710601 1 resealable bag - 8 oz 0.47 lbs. - 0.53 lbs. $31.02
4710602 1 resealable bag - 14 oz 0.80 lbs. - 0.90 lbs. $31.02
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