If your looking for a quick sweet snack then you might be tempted to grab some dried raisins, but are these fruits syn friendly on slimming world or do you need to syn them?
Around 14g of raisins on slimming world has 2 syns and 4 syns for 30g making it a fairly high syn treat for a small portion, we would recommend weighing out your raisins to keep within your syn allowance.
In our guide below we will discuss why raisins are high in syns, which fruit is syn free on slimming world and some syn values of other dried fruit to help you compare.
At 4 syns for 30g or 2 syns for 14g, raisins are quite high in syns for a small portion, two servings would cost you over your daily syn allowance so should be consumed within moderation.
Raisins are high in syns due to their high sugar content from drying out the fruit, a 30g serving has about 18g of sugar which is over half your recommended nutritional allowance!
Nearly every kind of fresh fruit is syn free on slimming world apart from tinned fruits in juice and syrup as well as dried fruit, some juiced fruit is not syn free since it removes the fibre. You should also be aware that some fruit like a banana when mashed has syns since they can be easier to overeat.
Dried fruit has varying syns according to the type you pick, like raisins can be high in sugar, so it's important to eat these fruits in a recommended portion size.
To conclude, 14g of raisins have 2 syns a serving, making them quite high in syns for small portion size, they are also high in sugar, so we would recommend having this dried fruit in moderation. To save syns we recommend having fresh fruit rather than dried fruit since this syn free, avoid mashing your fruits since this can add syns.