Unknown Amine Levels

I have not seen any evidence about the amine levels of these items. Have you? I’d love to add this data to my amine master list. I plan on doing elimination diet type tests on the ingredients and adding them as I can. Many are wild foods that I am working to supplement into my diet as part of my passion for foraging, and for finding other low amine foods.

If you know the data already, or have done the tests, your comments would be very appreciated.

  • Amarynth
  • Black mustard leaves / flowers
  • Blue elderberry flowers or berries
  • Bracken Fern
  • Bragg’s Amino Acids
  • Bull thistle
  • Cat’s ear
  • Cattail
  • Chickweed
  • Daisy leaves / buds / flowers
  • Dandelion
  • Dock (curly or broad leaf)
  • False shamrock
  • Flax Seeds / Flax Oil
  • Garlic mustard
  • Gooseberry
  • Grapeseed oil (thought it was low in amines, but now unsure. I have not reacted to it thus far, however. But I will be doing a test on it shortly, as it is the primary oil I use)
  • Huckleberry
  • Indian Plum
  • Ladyfern
  • Mallow & “Mallow Peas”
  • Miners lettuce
  • Nettles
  • Nipplewort
  • Oregon grape
  • Persimmons
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Red columbine flowers
  • River spinach (kangkong)  – HIGH (resolved 2/12/2012)
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Sorrell
  • Sow thistle
  • Sweet pea shoots / flowers / buds
  • Thimbleberry
  • Thimbleberry shoots
  • Tonic Water
  • Wall lettuce
  • Wild spinach
  • Wintercress
Published on October 27, 2011 at 11:01 am  Comments (16)  

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  1. flax seeds are definitely high in amines, wild spinach hmmm, well I know normal spinach is high ahah

    • Just found out that river spinach is, indeed, high in amines. Super bummer!

  2. have you seen this website?

    it deals with oxalates which i really know nothing about but it has this great spread sheet that catergorizes food according to high oxalates and salicylates and also gluten free/dairy free and SCD diet, now we just need to merge your spreadsheet with the amine list…and we’ll see just how many foods are left which are safe to eat!

    • That’s handy! I wouldn’t merge the sheets myself, since I don’t have problems with oxalates or sals, but that’s a handy resource to have, nonetheless! I will have to add a link to it.

    • I am an oxalate sensitive person, and this list is relevant to the low amine diet as one of the things that oxalate can do is mediate the release of histamine, so many people will react to high oxalate foods as though they are also high amine. Several items on this list, such as amaranth and sorrel are very high in oxalate. This will not be an issue for everyone, but it will be for some people and can be confusing. Also, nettle is extremely effective at lowering histamine levels in the blood. By the way, I love your site- your recipes are very creative! Thank you!

      • Thank you so much for your input! This is the perfect page to put this on, too…. I need to get a forum put together for tips and tidbits like this where you guys can all connect and share information! How do I manifest that in my life?

  3. Flaxseeds are definately high in amines. In addition, is it possible for you to identify the salicylate levels in your recipes too, as i am sensative to both.

    • Thanks for the tip on amines. I do not identify sals as well because it’s not my specialty, and there are other sites that do sals and amine diets. I do not want to make the amine-free diet any more complex than it needs to be, for those who need only omit amines. You might try the FAILSAFE diet, though! http://realfailsafemeals.blogspot.com/

  4. What about the amine level in honey? I am still unsure if I am intolerant because I have yet to have enough migraine free days so own my tests aren’t really helpful.

    • I’m not sure about the amine level in honey. I think she’s probably avoiding answering my billions of questions by now, but if you email Dorothy Hickman, of the RPAH (dorothy.hickman@allergy.net.au) and find out the answer, please let me know so I can add it to my blog!

  5. did you ever find out about the grapeseed oil?

    • No, I never got a conclusive answer. I have been sticking to safflower oil.

  6. Thank you! What do you think about safflower oil and the whole rancid, bad oil claim on that?

    • I don’t buy it… Besides, I have so many other problems that I think I’ve just gone ahead and accepted a “lesser of two evils” mentality in many ways.

      • Thank you for sharing that.. I think that is where I am at too :) Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:47:50 +0000 To: lindsay_klein@hotmail.com

  7. Dandelion and persimmon is low in histamine. I think nettle is too. Dandelion is listed on the SIGHI list, but I don’t remember sourse of persimmon and nettle.

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