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Gumbo Filé Sassafras

Sometimes just called filé powder for short, powdered sassafras leaf is a cornerstone ingredient of Cajun cooking, especially classic gumbo. It was originally used by cooks in the Choctaw tribe as a thickener and flavoring. Sassafras root is the basis of root beer, so the powder infuses everything with a similarly earthy, rich flavor, but with a more verdant quality. It should be added to dishes toward the end of cooking. Product is currently backordered. We're working to replenish stock and will ship as soon as possible! Product is currently backordered. We're working to replenish stock and will ship as soon as possible! Product is currently backordered. We're working to replenish stock and will ship as soon as possible!