A histamine-free diet must be maintained for the 24 hours prior to and during collection of 24 hour urine.
Aim: To provide a diet low in histamine
Characteristics: Avoids cheese, chocolate, wine, yeast extracts and fish products, and some fruits and vegetables.
Precautions: All meat dishes must be freshly cooked, as ageing increases the amine levels.
Paediatrics: Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
Hot main dishes
|Plain steamed, grilled or roasted chicken, turkey, fresh white fish, lamb, beef, scrambled eggs, omelette||Aged beef, bacon, ham, pork, silverside, sausages, frozen fish, dishes containing cheese, soy sauce, salmon, tuna, sardines or flavour boosters|
Starchy vegetables/ pasta/rice
|All potato, pasta, plain rice||Savoury rice|
|Pumpkin, peas, carrots, beans, zucchini, corn||Cauliflower, eggplant, broccoli, olives, mushrooms, spinach, tomato, gherkin|
|Made with plain beef or lamb, chicken, turkey, egg, cottage cheese||Ham, silverside, cheese, salmon, tuna, sardines, peanut butter, mayonnaise, avocado|
|All breads and rice cakes, plain breakfast cereals (e.g. rolled oats, semolina, Corn Flakes®, Weet-Bix™, Rice Bubbles®)||Cereals with added fruit (e.g. muesli, Sultana Bran®)|
|Margarine, butter, honey, apricot jam||Vegemite™, marmalade, peanut butter, Nutella®|
Hot breakfast choices
|All plain egg dishes||Spaghetti, baked beans, bacon, tomato, cheese, mushrooms|
Canned apple and pear
|Bananas, pawpaw, grapefruit, kiwifruit, mandarins, oranges, passionfruit, pineapple, berries, grapes, plums, prunes, sultanas, lemons, figs, dates, avocado|
|Plain and vanilla yoghurt and Frûche®||Flavoured and fruit yoghurt|
|Custard, ice-cream, apple sponge/danish, cream, creamy rice||Desserts containing high-amine fruits (see above)|
Milk and cheese
|All other milks, fresh cheeses (e.g. ricotta, cottage cheese)||Chocolate, banana or strawberry-flavoured milk and milkshakes, Aged cheeses (e.g. cheddar|
|Tea, coffee, lemonade, apple juice||Cordial, soft drinks, cocoa, chocolate, Orange, tomato and pineapple juices|
|Plain biscuits||Biscuits containing dried fruit|
|Vanilla flavoured nutritional supplements, salt and pepper, Mayonnaise||Nuts, fruit cake|
Item number 52884 - Issue Date April 2018