Black pudding is enjoyed by many of us as part of a weekend fry up, but on the slimming world diet, since it's not free food, you need to be counting its syn values.
A slice of black pudding is said to have around 6.5 syns in, making it a very high syn food taking up more than nearly half of your syn allowance.
To help you stay on track and enjoy your black pudding as part of the SW plan, we have discussed why this food is so high in syns below, listed out the different syn values of branded black puddings to keep you on track and also our best SW tips for keeping your Sunday fry up healthy.
You might be shocked to learn that only one slice of black pudding could cost you nearly 7 syns, but this is because nearly 80% of black puddings calories come from its high-fat content which contributes to its high syns, most of this fat is not down to the blood but instead the high suet content inside of the pudding.
If you were to have more than one slice of black pudding it could cost you your whole 15 syn allowances for the day.
Some ways to reduce how many syns black pudding has is by choosing reduced-fat options such as Bury black pudding types, these puddings still have traditional fat but only 2.5%.
White pudding is slightly lower in fat than black pudding and when it comes to syns id also lower with around 3 syns for 30g, it can be grilled to save extra syns from the frying process too.
Black pudding is high in syns no matter the type you choose but does vary slightly according to different brands, we've listed a few popular ones down below.
If your looking for ways to make your traditional fry ups more slimming world friendly in syns, we've listed a few top tips below to make your choices more healthy.
Overall, black pudding is very high in syns at 6.5 syns a slice and should only be had now and then as a treat on the slimming world plan providing you have enough syns left in your allowance. Make sure you are weighing out your slices to be accurate in syns and try to opt for healthier brands with a lower percentage of fat.