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The Spice Lab No. 48 - File Powder (Ground Sassafras Leaves) - Kosher Gluten-Free Non-GMO All Natural Spice

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    • PROCESS: File Powder Ground Sassafras Leaf is the pulverized leaf of a common deciduous tree with a unique herbaceous flavor that is common in Cajun and Creole cuisines.
    • MADE: We grind dried waxy, glossy sassafras leaves to a fine, woodsy green powder.
    • USE: It is generally not added until after the vegetables and meats and/or seafood are finished cooking and removed from the heat source.
    • FOR USE: Add to gumbo and other Cajun or Creole stews as a thickening agent, or serve alongside as a condiment. Can be used in non-gumbo poultry, meat (especially pork) and seafood preparations as an herb, but be aware that a little goes along way.


    File Powder Ground Sassafras Leaf is the pulverized leaf of a common deciduous tree with a unique herbaceous flavor that is common in Cajun and Creole cuisines. We grind dried waxy, glossy sassafras leaves to a fine, woodsy green powder.

    File Powder - Ground Leaf Sassafras is made by harvesting the young leaves and stems of the sassafras plant and grinding them. It is generally not added until after the vegetables and meats and/or seafood are finished cooking and removed from the heat source.