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Food High in Histamine   (in English and Chinese 中英文)

Compiled by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu  朱興國編譯

Food high in histamine can cause symptoms of itchy eyes, runny or itchy nose, hives, headaches, sinus congestion, lung spasms or wheezing, diarrhea,  stomach  and intestine cramps.

Food high in histamine include: dairy product like cow milk, especially unpasteurized milk (e.g., cow, goat or human milk), fermented cheeses (e.g. Camembert, Brie, Gruyere, Cheddar, Roquefort, Parmesan), cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, shellfish,  tuna fish, kahawai, mackerel, bonito, butterfly kingfish fish,  sandwich meat, sausage, weiners  (wienerwurst), bologna, salami, pepperoni, smoked ham, bacon,. salted fish, fish sauce,  sauerkraut, alcohol,  (especially wine (especially red wine), champagne and beer), vinegar, oranges, grapefruit, lemon, lime, cherries, grapes, apricots, avocados, raspberries, cranberries, prunes, longans (long yan), jujube, raisins, currants (fresh or dried), bananas, papayas, pineapple, strawberries, spinach, eggplants (Solanum melongena),  tomatoes, food with azo dye, food with preservatives, cooked food left in refrigerator and freezer.

Fishes like kahawai, mackerel, bonito, butterfly kingfish can become stale easily. When they are stale, they are high in histamine.

Certain food like tomato, pineapple, strawberry, banana or papaya will trigger the release of histamine by the body.





組胺高的食物包括:乳製品如牛奶, (特別是沒經過低溫消毒的牛奶, 山羊奶, 人奶), 酪,乾酪,酸奶酪 ,雞蛋(特別是生的蛋白),貝類,鮪(金槍魚,吞拿魚,亞冬魚),不新鮮的魚,或肉 ,三明治,香腸,維也納香腸,博洛尼香腸,意大利臘腸,臘腸 ,臘肉,臘鸭,煙熏火腿,培根。鹹魚,魚露, 酸菜,酒,(特別是葡萄酒(特別是紅酒) 香檳和啤酒),醋,橙子,柚子,檸檬,酸橙,櫻桃,葡萄,杏,鱷梨,山莓,小紅莓, 李子,桂圓(龍眼),紅 棗,葡萄乾,黑醋栗(新鮮或乾的),香蕉,木瓜,菠蘿,草莓,菠菜,茄 子, 番茄 (西紅柿),含偶氮染料或防腐剤的食物,儲過在冰箱和冰櫃内過夜的熟食品。
澳鱸,鯖魚, 鰹,腹翼魚等, 容易變壞。不新鮮時產生多量組胺。



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