She went on to explain that eating bananas actually attracts mosquitoes to humans and that my allergy and lack of banana consumption leads to reason why I never get bitten.
OK, sound enough in theory to me. BUT, I thought it responsible to look into it before I report anything to that effect here. Turns out there is A LOT of info on the subject out there. Lots of theories, studies and even more contradictions. I'm going to sum it up from both sides.
The American Mosquito Control Association (yes, apparently that's a thing) states that while many think that the vitamin B in the bananas is what attracts the bugs, this is not the case. They also say that only female mosquitoes seek out blood (to nourish their eggs) and that presence of the vitamin has no impact on mosquitoes nor desire to bite.
Contrarily, a study at the University of California reports that 3-octanol, a chemical found in bananas, may actually block the receptors in mosquitoes as it does in other winged insects.
I am only offering two theories as there are just too many too come to a decisive conclusion. Do your own damn homework and decide for yourself :)
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They contain a large amounts of vitamin B6 and soluble fiber.
They have moderate amounts of vitamin C and potassium.
People whom are allergic to bananas are often allergic to latex.
They may help reduce risk of certain cancers.
On average, an American consumes 28 pounds of bananas per year.
Bunches of bananas are called a "hand" of bananas, while the individual bananas on the hand are called fingers.
Banana peels are very slippery in cartoons and old-timey movies and can lead to injury and embarrassment.
They can kill me.