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File Powder

Nutritional Information

1 tsp, file powder

  • Calories 5
  • Calories from Fat 0.18
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.02g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.004g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.006g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 4mg0%
  • Potassium 505mg14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.34g1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 0g0%
  • Calcium 22mg2%
  • Iron 2mg11%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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File Powder on Wikipedia:

For the band, see Filé (band).

Filé powder, also called gumbo filé, is a spice made from dried and ground sassafras leaves. It is used in the making of some types of gumbo, a Creole and Cajun soup/stew. It is sprinkled sparingly over gumbo as a seasoning and a thickening agent, giving it a distinctive flavor and texture. Filé can provide thickening when okra is not in season.[1]

Unlike sassafras roots, sassafras leaves do not contain a detectable amount of safrole.[2] Safrole is toxic to the liver and somewhat carcinogenic.[3][4]

References

^ How to make Homemade File Powder at Nola Cuisine ^ Carlson, M; Thompson, Rd (Sep 1997), ``Liquid chromatographic determination of safrole in sassafras-derived herbal products`` (Free full text), Journal of AOAC International 80 (5): 1023–8, ISSN 1060-3271, PMID 9325580, http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/r?dbs+hsdb:@term+@rn+94-58-6  ^ Dietz, B; Bolton, Jl (Apr 2007). ``Botanical dietary supplements gone bad.``. Chemical research in toxicology 20 (4): 586–90. doi:10.1021/tx7000527. ISSN 0893-228X. PMID 17362034.  ^ NTP Report, Safrole, CAS No. 94-59-7

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