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Gumbo File Powder

Also Known As: File Powder or Powdered Sassafras Leaves

Origin: Cajun

Ingredients: Spices (Marjoram and Thyme) and Sassafras

Taste and Aroma: Fresh, warm and distinct. Smells like juicy fruit gum.

Uses: Cajun cooking, soups, stews, thickening and gumbo.

Substitutes: Arrowroot Powder can be used as a thickening substitute, but will nothing will substitute for Gumbo File Powder's distinctive flavor.

Fun Fact: Choctaw Indians were the first to introduce file powder as an ingredient in food, specifically soups and stews.

Gumbo File Powder

Gumbo File Powder Sku #137

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  • 1 oz. Resealable Bag$4.25
  • 4 oz. Resealable Bag$9.00Save 47%
  • 16 oz. Resealable Bag$23.00Save 66%
  • 1 Cup <3.6 oz.> Bottle with Sifter$12.50Save 18%
  • 5 Pounds Bulk$65.75Save 81%
  • 10 Pounds Bulk$104.50Save 85%
  • 50 Pounds Bulk$362.00Save 89%
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Product Overview

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Gumbo File Powder

Also Known As: File Powder or Powdered Sassafras Leaves

Origin: Cajun

Ingredients: Spices (Marjoram and Thyme) and Sassafras

Taste and Aroma: Fresh, warm and distinct. Smells like juicy fruit gum.

Uses: Cajun cooking, soups, stews, thickening and gumbo.

Substitutes: Arrowroot Powder can be used as a thickening substitute, but will nothing will substitute for Gumbo File Powder's distinctive flavor.

Fun Fact: Choctaw Indians were the first to introduce file powder as an ingredient in food, specifically soups and stews.
 

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(20 reviews)
Gumbo File Powder
Martha A.Verified BuyerJan 24, 2017
Great Stuff!
I never knew what file powder was, but what a great addition to my gumbo. As always the spice was fresh and delivered quickly.
Richard D.Verified BuyerDec 13, 2016
Saved The Day!
My Spice Sage shipped me a bunch of powders, and I have to say the File was by far the best. It added the perfect amount of "funk" to my Gumbo, which I served to 100 this past weekend. Super professional, fast, and accurate - My Spice Sage is awesome!
Kerry S.Verified BuyerOct 10, 2016
Great Products
This company offers great spices!
Joetta S.Verified BuyerSep 17, 2016
Great Spices: Great Prices
Love the spices, many hard to find in local stores. Others salt free, also hard to find. Prices are excellent and free shipping! Love MySpiceSage!!
Kelsie M.Verified BuyerMay 21, 2016
Have Not Used It Yet!!!
Have not used it yet!!!
Garry B.Verified BuyerMar 16, 2016
It Tastes Just Like When You E
Eat some of this for gumbo file powder flavor!
Matthew R.Verified BuyerOct 21, 2015
Not Happy
I paid for 2 day delivery and that did not happen and nobody has contacted me to make it right
David F.Verified BuyerOct 16, 2015
File Powder
It's cool here so it's time to make some file gumbo.
Jill H.Verified BuyerAug 30, 2015
Gumbo
I was planning to make shrimp gumbo. I went to every upscale store in town and no one had gumbo file powder so I ordered it from My Spice Sage. Unfortunately, it took over a week to get the product so my gumbo had no file. However, their products are fresh and flavorful, better than spices I would buy in local stores.
John H.Verified BuyerAug 07, 2015
File Feelings :)
I am not a experienced gumbo cook nor have I used a great bit of file in my past. That being noted, I really like the quality of this product over what I picked up in the grocery store. It is rich in aroma in it's own state and smells very fresh. I would buy again.
Andrew T.Verified BuyerJun 17, 2015
Finally I Can Make The
Finally I can make the right kind of Gumbo! Great. Thank you
Mary R.Verified BuyerMay 18, 2015
Excellent Quality. . .as Usual
I purchased the Gumbo File Powder to use in my Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya and Seafood Gumbos. The File Powder was fresh and flavorful. . .as always. I have been buying my spices from My Spice Sage for several years. The spices are always fresh and provide me with worry-free cooking experiences. I would never consider buying my spices elsewhere.
Richard M.Verified BuyerMay 13, 2015
Gumbo File Powder
Good as it gets when making a southern classic.
Barbara B.Verified BuyerMay 03, 2015
Great
Just what I was looking for!
Evelyn A.Verified BuyerMar 25, 2015
The+Spicy+Life
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Richard M.Verified BuyerDec 27, 2014
Review Of File
Exactly as expected.
Jesse R.Verified BuyerOct 23, 2014
Happy Happy
As always my order was complete and in a timely delivery
Margaret W.Verified BuyerSep 21, 2014
File Gumbo
My husband and I use a lot of file in our recipes, especially in the Cajun meals. I been buying my bulk spices from My Spice Sage for over two years and highly recommend them. Their products are always fresh and their customer service is A-1. It's always a pleasure to receive my products, knowing I am getting top shelf quality.
Mark WesolowskiSep 03, 2013
Good Herbal Flavor For Gumbo,
Good herbal flavor for gumbo, but doesn't thicken very well.
Stephanie From Rhode IslandSep 03, 2013
When I Was Searching For
When I was searching for File Powder, yours was the only place I found it. It was very fresh. Your spices are affordable and your site is easy to navigate. I appreciate the recipes, which I hadn't noted before. I will try some of them.