Is Beef Low Histamine?

No, beef is not low histamine. This is because all beef is aged as part of the preparation process before it’s sent to grocery stores and markets near you. The only low histamine beef might be one sourced directly from the butcher on or within 24 hours of slaughter, though even then it should be immediately frozen to avoid contamination with histamine-producing bacteria. Most doctors would generally recommend you to avoid eating beef during the first couple months of a low histamine diet.

In place of beef, lamb, goat, or bison are often used, but they run into the same issues with ageing & needing to be frozen immediately after slaughter. When possible, opt for various forms of pork, chicken, or turkey to replace beef in recipes.

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