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My son has g6pd, can he eats tapioca?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tapioca is ok

Haven't heard of any problems with eating tapioca, which is a starch made from the root of cassava, used for tapioca pearls, puddings, and as a thickening agent in foods.

In brief: Tapioca is ok

Haven't heard of any problems with eating tapioca, which is a starch made from the root of cassava, used for tapioca pearls, puddings, and as a thickening agent in foods.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: G6PD.org - food info

G6pd deficiency makes red blood cells vulnerable to oxidative stress from some drugs and foods.
Fava beans, legumes (like soy!) and blueberries are examples to avoid. The starchy plant tapioca should be fine. To find great info on g6pd deficiency, check out the website g6pd.Org.

In brief: G6PD.org - food info

G6pd deficiency makes red blood cells vulnerable to oxidative stress from some drugs and foods.
Fava beans, legumes (like soy!) and blueberries are examples to avoid. The starchy plant tapioca should be fine. To find great info on g6pd deficiency, check out the website g6pd.Org.
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Thank
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