Sassafras File Powder
Sassafras file powder is a staple in traditional Cajun and Creole cuisine. Made from ground sassafras leaves, this powder has a distinct, earthy flavor that is perfect for flavoring soups, stews, and gumbo.
Native Americans have used sassafras for centuries for its medicinal properties, and early settlers learned about the herb from them. The root bark was used to make a tea that was thought to purify the blood and improve overall health.
Today, sassafras is used primarily as a culinary herb. Sassafras file powder is a must-have ingredient for making authentic gumbo, and it also adds a unique flavor to meat rubs, marinades, and dressings.
- Add to gumbo for an authentic flavor
- Use as a meat rub for chicken or pork
- Add to salad dressings for a unique twist
- Sprinkle on roasted vegetables for added flavor
- Packaged in a glassine bag
- 1/2 cup = 1.5 oz
- Gluten free *Processed in a facility where allergens are present