Are Grapes Low Histamine?

Yes, grapes are low histamine. However, both green and red grapes are thought to be “histamine liberators.” This means that they’re believed to cause histamine to be released in the body, despite not containing high levels themselves. In fact, red grapes in particular are a healthy addition to your diet if you’re dealing with histamine issues, as they’re a rich source of polyphenols (a potent type of antioxidant, which fights inflammation).

Therefore, in the name of caution, grapes should be avoided in the first month or so of an elimination diet, until it can be determined that they don’t trigger a reaction. Some other foods commonly known as “histamine liberators” are: raisins, soy beans, and citrus fruits.

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