American Pistachio Cappelletti-style Pasta

30 to 35 cappelletti.

1 cup Ricotta cheese
¼ cup Natural American pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon each Chopped green onion and minced parsley
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
¼ teaspoon each Basil and oregano, crushed
30 to 35 Won ton wrappers
6 quarts Water
2 teaspoons Salt
Melted butter
Grated Parmesan cheese
Cream Sauce


Combine ricotta, pistachios egg, green onion, parsley, lemon juice, basil and oregano; mix well. Spoon 1 teaspoon onto each won ton wrapper; moisten edges, fold diagonally and seal. Overlap long ends and seal. Drop into boiling, salted water; boil 3 to 4 minutes or until edges are tender. Drain. Toss with butter and grated Parmesan cheese or top with Cream Sauce.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!