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Table 2 Foods more likely to contain high levels of vaso-active amines and salicylate

From: Sensitivity to food additives, vaso-active amines and salicylates: a review of the evidence

  Vaso-active amines [6, 75, 122126] Salicylate [85, 8790, 97]
Meat, poultry and seafood All cured meat especially pork products e.g. ham, salami, pepperoni, game, bacon, sausages, fresh pork, fresh or canned tuna, canned sardines, anchovies, mackerel, salmon, herring, processed fish products (fish pastes, smoked, dried or pickled fish), fish sauce  
Milk and eggs Blue cheese, parmesan, brie, camembert, emmenthal, old gouda, cheddar cheese and other hard cheeses  
Fruits Oranges, bananas, tangerines, pineapple, grapes, strawberries Granny smith apples, cherries, strawberries, currants, raisins, kiwi, Gala melon, peaches and nectarines, raspberries
Vegetables, nuts, seeds and savoury snacks Tomatoes, pickled cabbage, aubergine, spinach, broad beans, peanuts, tree nuts Asparagus, sweet corn, raw tomatoes, tomato puree
Condiments and miscellaneous Fermented soy products including miso and tempeh Ginger, mixed herbs, mustard, oregano, curry powder, black pepper, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cumin, fenugreek, mint, nutmeg, paprika, rosemary, thyme, turmeric, liquorice, peppermint, Worcestershire sauce, honey, tomato ketchup
Drinks Green tea, champagne, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, wine, beer, fresh fruit juices, smoothies Coffee, pineapple juice, cider, Benedictine liqueur, lemon tea, black tea, apple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, tomato juice, fizzy drinks, Drambui liqueur, wine, rum