Mustard and Histamine
Let’s talk about health: intolerance to histamine
That diagnose can turn your life really upside down. Salami, bananas, hard cheese and red wine are suddenly taboo. But what about mustard? Find out what you need to know about mustard if you suffer from histamine intolerance here.
Recently your mustard maker was asked about the histamines in mustard. And I knew mustard is very low in histamine content, but it did not let me sleep. So I investigated this topic and indeed mustard IS low is histamine BUT it acts as a histamine liberator. That means consumption of mustard releases the body's own histamine and therefore is poorly tolerated by people with histamine intolerance.
As a general rule, histamine intolerance affects everyone differently and mustard is not intolerable for everyone with histamine intolerance.
For most histamine intolerant people, however, mustard, mustard seed powder and mustard seeds are intolerable and lead to clear symptoms, such as migraine or flatulence.
And that counts for hot spices in general. They are considered to be histamine releasers, so people with a diagnosed histamine intolerance should also avoid chilli and hot peppers as much as possible.
Mind you, this only applies to histamine-intolerant people. For all others, the consumption of mustard is totally harmless, rather the opposite is the case, because the health benefits are in the foreground.