Histamine Containing or Triggering Foods

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Histamine, released from mast cells when these mast cells are stimulated by the recognition of an allergen or invading pathogen, initiates the response of vasodilation and leaking of neutrophils in the inflammatory response. Many rosaceans find that foods that are either high in histamine or that trigger the release of histamines seem to worsen their rosacea symptoms.

The following articles contain further information and list many of the foods that either contain histamines or cause a release of histamine:

About Allergies: Histamine in Foods

Allergy Dietitian: Foods Containing Amines

International Chronic Urticaria Society: Histamine-Restricted Diet