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biogenic amines in food

Posted by Elizabeth on May 29, 1999, at 11:42:29

In reply to Re: MAOI Diet & hypertensive chicken, posted by JD on May 29, 1999, at 10:47:18


That's an interesting idea. The amines that cause food-MAOI interactions are generally formed by the breakdown of proteins. (A few foods, like banana peels and broad bean pods, contain the amines even though they're not so high in protein. I don't know *what* the deal is with tap beer - probably has something to do with yeast.) I don't know if cooking things in particular ways would make this more likely - as I said, it's been known to happen with bacteria that come with aging and/or contamination.

I don't know anything about cooking! What are marinated foods generally marinated *in*?




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