What’s In Your Food?

Did you know the average person may have up to 700 harmful chemicals in their body at any given time? Whether it’s exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide or ozone in busy cities or increased exposure to pesticides in rural America, the truth about these common toxins may surprise you.

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, among other health professionals, agrees that common toxins found in our foods could be the catalyst behind feelings of exhaustion, joint and muscle pain, weight gain, and even rapid aging. Pesticides found in non-organic foods are absorbed into our bodies and affect the way our cells work which can leave us feeling tired and sick.

Pesticides are used in mass produced foods to diminish damage to the crop from bugs as well as other pesky plants like weeds. One common misconception is that simply washing foods prior to eating or preparing them will protect the consumer when in reality even cooking or boiling the food is often not enough to eliminate the health risks.

Food pesticides leave residue on produce that, despite your best efforts, may impact the health and over all well-being of you and your family. In the Food Quality Protection Act the EPA describes what is considered to be a tolerable amount of pesticide residue as foods with “reasonable certainty of no harm”.

When it comes to the health of you and your family, “reasonable certainty” simply doesn’t pass the Passanante’s Home Food Service quality test. Choosing clean, wholesome and organic foods is the only way to eliminate these harmful chemicals from your diet.

Passanante’s delivers pesticide and hormone-free produce and meats to thousands of families across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. To find out how to get delicious food delivered to your home give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 today!

Want to know more? Check out this video for more information about pesticides and toxins in your food.

Foods Migraine Sufferers Should Avoid

Migraine Triggers

If you suffer from frequent migraines, the culprit for your discomfort may be chilling in your refrigerator as we speak. There are dozens of causes of migraines and no two headaches are the exact same, although medical research has found that there are a few foods migraine sufferers may try avoiding with hopes of alleviating their symptoms. Check out today’s blog for a few of the top food-related causes for migraine headaches from your friends at Passanante’s Home Food Services. We strive to provide the highest quality foods to our customers and would love the opportunity to plan your next delivery around your personal and health related goals. Give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to schedule an appointment today.


Foods that contain tyramine, a substance which forms as food ages, are some of the most common causes for migraine headaches. Aged cheeses including bleu cheese, brie, cheddar, feta, gorgonzola, mozzarella, muenster, parmesan, stilton and swiss have high levels of tyramine. In addition to processed cheeses, tyramine is also found in meats that have been aged, cured, canned or processed including hard sausages, canned soups, onions, olives, pickles, raisins, avocados, nuts, and certain beans.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

MSG is a popular flavor enhancer that has been linked to a variety of health risks including headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, nausea, rashes, anaphylaxis, seizures, depression and even heart irregularities. Commonly found in soup broths, Asian cuisine, packaged sausage like Jimmy Dean maple flavor sausage, Doritos, Cheetos and other cheese flavored chips, certain brands of lunch meats and other processed foods, MSG is worth avoiding.


Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and drinks that has been linked to migraines. Sold under the brands Equal and NutraSweet, aspartame is a very common additive as it is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Look out for aspartame in diet sodas, yogurt, gum, drink sweeteners, cooking sauces, flavored water, drink powders, cereal and products which advertised being sugar-free.

What’s With The Bacon Craze?

Fair warning: This video is ridiculous! ha

If you spend anytime on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or pretty much any other website you’ve probably picked up on the recent bacon craze. Suddenly bacon is more than a favorite breakfast food or burger topping; bacon is a way of life. There’s a bacon Facebook fan page, bacon inspired nail polish, lampshades, adhesive bandages, cell phone cases, and even bacon scented candles (check out our “Bacon Craze” Pinterest board to see a few of these bizarre adaptations).

So what’s with the bacon craze? Why this sudden outpouring of bacon love? Well, a few weeks ago the National Pig Association in Britain announced an inevitable world bacon and pork product shortage in 2013 as a result of the increased prices for feed following severe drought. In fact, pork supply in US warehouses was at a record high last month, rising 31% to 580.8 million pounds as farmers scaled down their herds in an effort to save on feed costs.

Luckily, according to Steve Meyer, consultant to the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board, there’s no risk of a shortage saying, “If the definition of shortage is that you can’t find it on the shelves, then no, the concern is not valid. If the concern is higher cost for it, then yes.”

Fabulous news for all of us bacon lovers and even better news, with Passanante’s Home Food Service products in your home you’ll never have to worry about food shortages! Give us a call today at 1-800-772-7786 to chat about our fabulous organic and hormone-free food delivery services.

Passanante’s Tasting Party In Drexel Hill, PA

This past Saturday we packed up our grills and headed over to Drexel Hill, PA to cook for two awesome customers, Harry and Tina.

We served up nine tasting courses, each recipe selected because of its taste but, more importantly, its simplicity. These are easy to prepare dishes that our customers can fit into their busy lifestyles. After all, with this type of quality meat and organic vegetable products, you don’t need to be a gourmet chef to prepare an incredible meal!

The crowd was very impressed and I’m sure we made a few new customers!

Check Out The Photo Album Here!

We would love to come to your home and treat you and your friends to some delicious eats too! Give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to inquire about Passanante’s Home Food Service Tasting Parties or chat us up on our Facebook Page!

Let Passanante’s Help You Save By Eating At Home!

With nearly any food type available just a short drive away, the temptation to dine out or call in for delivery can be pretty hard to fight off.  The average American family spends $232 a month dining out of their home, which means you could be spending almost $3,000 a year on foods that are high in calories, fat, and artery-clogging saturated fat – not so tasty when you think about it that way.

Center for Science in the Public Interest nutritionist Jayne Hurley said “More than half of Americans are overweight and it’s no coincidence that we are eating out in record numbers … more restaurants are serving huge portions of high-calorie food. An entree or appetizer or dessert that is less than 1,000 calories is tough to find. That’s half of what you need for the whole day.” Even that innocent scone from Starbucks packs a whopping 530 calories, 56 grams of fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat!

By preparing meals at home you’re doing more than saving money on the cost of food. Meal times at home encourage more family time, healthier lifestyle, lower costs for health care, reduced temptation to over indulge in high calorie foods and increased energy!

If you want to skip the hassle of the grocery store and have healthy, organic foods delivered straight to your door, depend on Passanante’s Home Food Service. For more information about our delicious hormone-free meats and home delivery give us a call at 1-800-772-7786.