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File Powder
This pale green powder is made from the ground leaf of the sassafras tree, sometimes called Gumbo File. It gives gumbo its characteristic "gummy" consistency.
Category: Herb
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To Buy:
File powder is not easily available. Buy from a specialty spice retailer.
To Store:
Store in an airtight container away from heat, light and humidity for up to 18 months.
Tips & Tricks:
Add file powder to gumbo just before serving. Do not reheat, as it will break down and become stringy.
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Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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