Gumbo filé is an essential ingredient in much Cajun cooking and is used for its delicate but distinct flavor and thickening characteristics. Just like the traditional filé introduced by the Choctaw Indians in Louisiana, this blend contains sassafras leaf and thyme. With its slightly citrus-like aroma, it lends a unique taste to any broth, a mixture of the freshness of eucalyptus and the warmth of thyme.



Sassafras leaf, thyme leaf.




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