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Ravioli is a popular type of pasta, comprised of a filling, though not always meat based, sealed between two layers of pasta dough. Ravioli are commonly rectangular or circular in shape. Ravioli originally come from the Etruschi people

A common vegetarian option includes ricotta cheese and vegetables such as spinach or nettles in place of meat. The filling could be also potatoes, squash or even tofu. Though often topped with a red, tomato based sauce, the sauces are as varied as the fillings. Pesto, broth based and cream based sauces are also common.

The word ravioli derives from ravvolgere, the verb meaning "to wrap." Stuffed pasta was probably introduced in the Medieval period in Europe. Pasta was stuffed with meat, fish and vegetables, and could include a creamy cheese like ricotta. Tomato sauce would not have been used, since tomatoes were not introduced in Europe until the 15th century.

In Italy, most regions have their own versions of ravioli, and some of the earliest mentions of the dish come from the personal letters of Francisco di Marco, a merchant of Prato in the 14th century.

Other cultures have parallels to ravioli. The Chinese jiaozi, the Russian pel'meni, the Tibetan momo and Jewish kreplachs are a few examples.

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  •   A wholesome product made with Enriched 100% Canadian Durum Wheat Semolina and Pasteurized Whole Eggs, filled with either Fresh Ricotta, Romano and Parmiggiano Reggiano cheeses, sauté spinach, parsley and fresh spices OR Canadian AAA Lean Ground Beef and fresh spices.

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