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histamine molecule drawn on blackboardWhat makes a food prone to this high
histamine potential? Well, amino acid availability as well as conditions favorable for bacteria to break down histidine into histamine are two huge factors. Histidine decarboxylase is the enzyme that catalyses the production of histamine from histidine. Involved in this histamine production are certain bacteria, specifically, Hafnai aluei, Morganella morganii and Klebsiella pneumonia. These bacterium have been discovered to be some of the most prolific histamine-forming bacteria in fish. Certain lactic acid bacteria are responsible for histamine production in cheese, fermented meat, fermented vegetables, and fermented beverages like alcohol. Examples of this type of lactic acid bacteria are Lactobacillus hilgardii, Lactobacillus buchnerii, Lactobacillus curvatus, and Oenococcusoeni. A Guide to High-Histamine FoodsTomato soup has high histamine levelsWhat foods fall on the list of high histamine offenders? The big names on this list include fish, shellfish, fish sauce, almost all cheeses, soy derivatives, deli meats, chocolate, alcohol, strawberry, citrus, spinach, tomato, eggplant, nuts, and anything fermented.  Included on other lists of high histamine offenders are leftovers, which makes sense given the fact that bacterial content can result in histamine production. It’s important to note that avoiding
all these foods isn’t necessarily the answer for those who react negatively to histamines. So, for those who have already written down the list above, set it to the side for a second before you shun these foods from your shopping list. Why Am I So Reactive to Histamine?There are several reasons people become intolerant of or reactive to high histamine foods.