Handmade Filé

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Handmade Filé, which is also known as Gumbo Filé and Filé Powder, is a powder made from the leaves of the Sassafras Tree. The Choctaw Indians of Louisiana are believed to be the first Filé producers. The tender leaves of the Sassafras were dried and pounded into a fine powder, which was used as a flavoring and thickening agent. When ingested, the powder causes the body to perspire, and so it was used medicinally to break fevers. Handmade Filé is extremely rare and currently only a few producers still follow the time-honored production method, mostly in tiny communities in the Cajun country of Southwestern Louisiana.

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Owl Hollow Farm

  Mc Donald, TN

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