Nut butter is typically advertised to us as being healthy and high in protein, but people fail to mention that nut butter such as almond butter is very calorie-dense too, but what about the syns?
Well, almond butter in particular has around 4.5 syns for a tablespoon, making it very high in syns, we would recommend only having this butter in moderation.
Down below we will discuss how much almond butter you can have in the slimming world, some syn values of almond butter and low syn alternative nut butter.
For 4.5 syns a tablespoon, you could have up to 3 and a half tablespoons of almond butter before using your whole daily syn allowance. We would recommend measuring out how much you are using to stay on track with your syns.
Almond butter is also quite high in fat compared to other nut butters like peanut butter although these are argued to be healthy fats, having up to 8g of fat a tablespoon. Saying this, almond butter has the advantage of peanut butter due to it being higher in calcium.
Most almond butters have similar syn values, but they can differ slightly according to brand and any mixed in ingredients.
We’ve listed some almond butter spread syn values down below to help you compare.
If you find almond butter too high in syns and you are looking for a low syn alternative, we’ve got some other nut butter syn values for you to check out below.
Overall, almond butter is pretty high in syns, coming in at 4.5 syns for a tablespoon, you could have up to three and a half tablespoons before using up your daily syn allowance.
To keep on track with your syns we recommend measuring out your almond butter or choosing from our low syn alternative butters above which are lower in fat.