Is Pumpkin Low Histamine?

Pumpkin may be low histamine. While the various histamine intolerance food lists out there on the internet conflict on this matter, this is because pumpkin is considered a “histamine liberator.” That’s a term used to describe foods which often seem to raise histamine levels, but without being high histamine themselves. Even though pumpkin may not be low histamine, pumpkin seeds are low histamine and so are all other squashes. However, canned pumpkin puree and canned pumpkin pie are both high histamine, due in no small part to being canned.

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  2. I have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Canned pumpkin is NOT solely pumpkin. It additionally contains carrots & other squash. I thought l was reacting to pumpkin when it was the carrot. The only way to be positive about what you are eating is to cook all your own food from scratch. I don’t trust any canned foods. I do not eat any processed food, including cheese, yoghurt, beer, wine, fermented foods and bread. I react to yeast. I can eat unleavened wheat products like tortillas. I cannot eat any veg in the spinach/beet family, avocados, citrus, any product containing caffeine & many other foods too numerous to mention.

    It took me 35 years to get a diagnosis. I saw over 100 male docs who told me it was all in my head. Finally a woman doc with a PhD in immunology & MD degrees took the time to listen & run the necessary tests no male doc could be bothered to do.

    1. Thank you for sharing that! I honestly had no idea about the pumpkin, and never would have guessed. I’m sorry to hear about how much you’ve been dismissed, and unfortunately it’s very common, as you’ve (& I’ve) experienced, to be written off. I’m glad you’ve persevered through to figure out what particular foods bother you (& equally as important, which don’t) and found a doc who cared enough to listen and look closer. Cooking everything from scratch as much as possible is the way to go! I’ve also always found it helpful when I’m feeling low energy to rely on foods I know I tolerate and are easy to prep, keeping them as stocked as possible in the freezer, fridge, and pantry, so that I don’t go for inflammatory & unhealthy options like frozen dinners or potato chips.

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