Chitinases are compounds found in certain foods–including chestnut, banana and avocado-that can cause allergic reactions in people with latex sensitivities.

Chitinases - Found in:

Chestnuts, Bananas, Avocados,
Perkin JE. The latex and food allergy connection. J Am Diet Assoc 2000 Nov;100(11):1381-4

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