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What Are Histamines?Histamines are biologic amine neurotransmitters. They are created from the amino acid histidine via an enzymatic reaction called decarboxylation. Histamines are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and have effects on many different areas of your body. We store these histamine
s in many area of our body such as cells called basophils and mast cells, as well as locations such as our stomach, lymph nodes, and thymus. Why Do Histamines Appear in Food?While histamines are made in the body, that is not the only place they originate from. A wide array of foods contain histamines, and some of these foods have exceptionally high
levels of histamines. Histamines are produced and accumulate in certain foods when amino acids in the food are broken down
by microorganisms on the food’s surface. As a result, the dirtier or more bacteria-ridden a food is, the more prone it is to having higher levels of histamines. 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.