Foods Containing Amines

January 10, 2008 by Kitchen Table Medicine  
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The following information is for those placed on a “Low Amine Diet” by their physician…

Negligible: apple, apricot, blueberry, gooseberry, lime, peach, pear, rhubarb, strawberry
Low: black currant, cherry, grapefruit, honeydew melon, mandarin, red currant, cantaloupe
Moderate: dates, kiwi fruit, orange, passion fruit, tangerine
High: avocado, banana, fig, grapes, lemon, pineapple, plum, raspberry

Negligible: asparagus, cabbage, carrot, celery, corn, cucumber, French bean, green pea, lettuce, lima bean, onion, potato, radish, soy bean, turnip, zucchini
Moderate: broccoli, cauliflower, dill pickle, olives
High: eggplant, mushroom, tomato
Very High: sauerkraut, spinach

Low: beef, chicken, lamb
Moderate: chicken liver, ham, salami, salmon, tuna
High: bacon, mackerel, pork, sardines
Very High: beef liver, chicken skin, fish marinades, fish meat, herring, mackerel (dried), sardines (dried), sausage, tuna (canned)

Negligible: cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, all fresh cheeses
Very High: brie, camembert, Cheshire, cheddar, cracker barrel, Danish blue, Dutch Gloucester, Edam, Emmental, English Cheshire, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Leicester, Liederkratz, Limburger, mozzarella, muenster, parmesan, processed cheese, provolone, Roquefort, Romano, Stilton, Swiss

Negligible: acorn, American chestnut, buckeye nut
Low: almond, beechnut, cashew
Moderate: Brazil nut, filbert
High: English walnut, mackernut
Very High: black walnut, butternut

High: milk chocolate, white chocolate
Very High: dark chocolate

High: Bonox, meat extracts, soy sauce, Vegemite
Very High: Marmite

Moderate: ale, champagne, sake, stout
High: beer, Chianti, claret, drinking chocolate, fruit wines, port, red wine, sherry, white wine

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One Response to “Foods Containing Amines”

  1. Teresa McCarthy on September 2nd, 2011 1:59 am

    I need more information on an Amine free diet (amine free foods and especially recipes ideas) —any resources that you recommend???

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