Dried fruits make an excellent healthy sweet snack to keep on hand when you want to avoid chocolate, but just how many syns do dried apricots in particular have?
Dried apricots typically have between 2.5-3.5 syns for 30g depending on how they are dried, making them a great low syn snack if you craving something sweet.
Down below, we have discussed how many dried apricots you can have on the slimming world, some syn values, why dried fruit has syns and some low syn dried fruit alternatives.
Since dried apricots have between 2.5 and 3.5 syns, you could have up to 5/6 servings of them before using up all of your daily syn allowance. We would however be mindful about how much of these dried fruits you consume since the average 30g serving could have up to 11g of sugar.
If you love apricots but want to avoid syns then you eat them syn free if fresh, when canned in fruit juice they will still need to be synned.
Apricots when dried have similar syns, but they can vary according to how they are processed, we've listed some of their syn values down below.
Since fruit is syn free on slimming world, you might be confused to learn that it has syns, since it's essentially the same fruit.
Dried fruits have syns because they tend to be easier to overeat and are higher in calories and sugar for a small volume since the water has been removed, this makes them less filling and fibrous.
If you find dried apricots to be too high in syns or you simply prefer another dried fruit, we've listed some alternative syn values below.
To conclude, dried apricots have about 2.5-3.5 syns in 30g depending on the type that you buy, making them an excellent syn-friendly sweet snack. To avoid syns, we would recommend eating apricot fresh on the plan.
Always be aware that dried fruit contains a high amount of sugar due to the drying process, check the grams and serving size beforehand so you can be aware of snacking in moderation.