These lists have been sourced from all over the web and cannot present a complete list. If you do your own research you will find many variations and contradictions to what has and doesn’t have tyramine in it. I have been on this diet now since the start of 2013 and my list is still changing as new information is available. I will try and keep it current, but I would encourage you to start here and then adapt for your own allergies.
click here to download PDF My Tyramine NO list this list tells you what not to eat.
click here to download PDF My tyramine YES List which tells you what you can eat.
The amino acid is Tyramine. The main thing to avoid is anything that is potentially spoiled or pickled, aged, smoked, fermented, or marinated, as well as chocolate, alcoholic beverages, and fermented foods. And then there is all the food it just naturally occurs in.
My NO list updated 4/5/2015
no Nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
no Citrus, dried fruit
no Yeast, yeast extracts, brewers yeast
no home baked yeast bread, sourdough bread
no Red, apple or Balsamic vinegar
no Carob (this is a natural form of msg)
no coffee, tea, cola drinks
Kelp, Seaweed, Shellfish, and other fish containing significant amount of lithium
Cured Ham, bologna, salami, pepperoni, corned beef and liverwurst, Italian Sausage
Pickled Berring and salted, dry fish; Lump Fish, Anchovies
Marinated, pickled, aged, smoked fermented or marinated meats
Cold cuts containing nitrates, etc.
Frankfurters containing nitrates, etc.
Non-fresh meats or fish over 48 hours old
Protein extracts, meat extracts
Avocados (just ripe yes), Bananas, Green bananas & skins, Blackberries, Dried Coconuts (desiccated), Cranberries, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Red plums, Oranges, Raisins, Dates, Raspberries, Strawberries, Red Cherries, Dried Apricots, (any dried fruit or dried with sulphates) Papayas, Pineapples
Snow Peapods, Sugar Snap Peas, Italian Flat Beans (Romano), Broad Beans (Fava) and pods
Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chilli, Capsicum, Spinach in large amounts
Onions, Pickles, Pickled Olives (fresh ok)
Fermented Soy Products like Miso, Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Fish Sauce, and Shrimp Sauce/paste
Tofu (all soy products), tempeh,
Sauerkraut and Kimchee
Lentils, Lima Beans, Navy Beans, Soya Beans
All nuts: Brazil Nuts, Pecans, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Walnuts, and Nut Butters
Acidophilus Milk, Butter Milk, Aged cheese: Blue, Brick, Brie, Cheddar, Swiss, Roquefort, Stilton, Mozzarella, Provolone, Emmentaler, sour cream, etc. Yogurt
Alcoholic beverages, beer, wine & apple cider
Nitrates & nitrites (on food labels)
Saccharin (includes toothpaste and mouthwash)
Food preservatives, flavours, additives.
Don’t eat any food after 48 hours. Always freeze if not going to eat the next day. Don’t eat canned or dried food always eat fresh or frozen.
My YES List updated 4/5/2015
(nothing marinated, and must be fresh)
Fresh chicken (no liver or skin),
Beef (only if it is fresh)
Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Chia Seeds, Corn, Rice, Brown rice, Wild Rice, Quinoa, Oats, Rye, Rice flour, plain flour, Pasta, noodles,
(must be fresh and just ripe) *(do not eat over ripe fruit)
Apples, Apricots, Avocados (just ripe yes), Blonde cherries, Blueberries (small quantity), Coconut (fresh flesh, milk, oil, water), Fig, Kiwi Fruit, Longans, Lychees, Mango, Nectarines, Passion Fruit, Yellow Plums, Star Fruit, Rhubarb, Rock-melon, Peaches, Pear, Watermelon,
Asparagus, String Beans (small quantity), Bean sprouts, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Celery, Chicory, Corn, Cucumbers, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Potatoes (brown dirty variety not the fancy ones), Mushrooms (only if fresh), Peas, Pumpkin, Squash, Sweat potatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Water chestnuts, Yams, Zucchini,
Spring onions, Shallots, Leeks, Garlic, Ginger
Eggs (fresh), Butter,
Rice milk, Oat milk, Soya milk, cows milk, goats milk
cream cheese, ricotta, Neufchâtel and cottage cheese (are safe in moderation)
(not from cans)
Pinto beans, chickpeas (small quantity), black beans, kidney beans, soybeans (small quantity), peanuts (small quantity), fresh peanut butter
Commercial Supermarket Bread
Mayonnaise, Salad dressing (home made)
Vegetable oils & olive oil (keep good quality and fresh)
Honey, Maple syrup, Sugar, Corn syrup, Molasses
Salt & pepper,
sunflower seeds, fresh green almonds
Natural potato chips, Popcorn
Gin, Vodka, Rum & Bourbon