How Many Syns In Dried Apricots? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
10 May, 2022

Are Dried Apricots Okay To Eat On Slimming World?

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. 

How Many Syns In Dried Apricots?

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.

How Many Dried Apricots Can I Have On Slimming World?

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.

Syn Values Of Apricots

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.

  • Aldi The Pantry Dried Apricots 500g - 2.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Apricots 40g - 3.5 syns.
  • Soft Dried Apricots 200g - 2.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's SO Organic Dried Apricots 250g - 3.5 syns.
  • Aldi The Foodie Market Soft Dried Apricots 500g - 2.5 syns.
  • Holland & Barrett Good Stuff Authentic Naturally Dried Apricots 400g - 3.5 syns.
  • Waitrose Chopped Dried Pitted Apricots 250g - 4 syns.
  • Morrisons The Greengrocer's On Market Street Dried Soft Apricots 250g - 2.5 syns.
  • M&S Dried Apricots 250g - 2.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Fruit Feasters Dried Apricots 140g - 4 syns.
  • Waitrose Good Health Dried Apricots 120g - 3.5 syns.
How Many Syns In Dried Apricots?

Why Does Dried Fruit Have Syns?

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.

Low Syn Alternatives To Dried Apricots

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.

  • Pitted Medjool Dates - 3 syns per date.
  • Asda Smart Price Dried Mixed Fruit 500g - 5 syns for 30g.
  • Tesco Soft Figs 440G - 3.5 syns.
  • Tesco Goji Berries 100G - 4.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Fruit Feasters Dried Mango Pieces 65g - 4.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Sunny Raisin 18 Snack Packs 250g - 2 syns per pack.
  • Spare Fruit Air Dried Pear Crisps 22g - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Wholefoods Prunes 250G - 3.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Banana Chips 175G - 8.5 syns for 50g.

Final Words

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.

How Many Syns In Dried Apricots?

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.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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