Zatarain's® Pure Ground Gumbo File Made from the dried leaves of the sassafras tree, fil® is the essential seasoning for gumbo. Shake a little on top of gumbo or soups just before serving as a delicate seasoning and thickener.
The American Indian gave us File Powder which is produced from the leaves of the native sassafras tree. File is added to soups after they are cooked just before serving. File will thicken and add a very delicate flavor to any gumbo or soup on which it is sprinkled.
Ingredients: Ground Sassafras.