How Many Syns In Dried Cranberries? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
9 January, 2023

Are Dried Cranberries Slimming World Friendly? - Our Unofficial Slimming World Syn Guide

If you are looking for a healthy snack to have throughout the day, or maybe top your porridge in the morning, you might be wondering about how many syns dried cranberries have.

Are Dried Cranberries Slimming World Friendly?

Dried cranberries have around 5 syns for a 30g serving making them high in syns, we, therefore, suggest having these fruits in moderation as a snack when your syns allow.

In our syn guide below, we will discuss why dried cranberries are so high in syns, some syn values of them and alternative dried fruits for low syn snacking.

Why Are Dried Cranberries High In Syns?

Many people assume dried fruit like dried cranberries is slimming friendly, however, dried fruits are often loaded with sugar, hence their high syn values.

At 5 syns a 30g serving for dried cranberries, you could have up to three servings before using all your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.

Why Are Dried Cranberries High In Syns?

This dried fruit is high in sugar, so we suggest having it in moderation, for example, a 30g serving of Tesco dried cranberries has 21g of sugar.

Syn Values Of Dried Cranberries

Dried cranberries have a similar syn value no matter the brand, but so as you can keep track of syns, we've listed some popular options below along with their values.

  • Aldi The Foodie Market Dried Cranberries 150g - 5 syns for 30g.
  •  Aldi Alesto Sweetened Dried Cranberries 150g - 5 syns.
  •  Morrisons The Greengrocer's On Market Street Dried Cranberries 80g - 3.5 syns for 20g.
  •  Whitworths Dried Cranberries 100g - 5 syns.
  •  Asda Dried Cranberries 100g - 5.5 syns a serving.
  •  Holland & Barrett Very Berry Mix Dried Cranberries & Blueberries 400g - 3.5 syns.
  •  Ocean Spray Craisins Whole Dried Cranberries 1036g - 5 syns.
  •  Bulk Powders Active Foods Dried Cranberries 500g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Grape Tree Sweetened Dried Cranberries 375g - 3 syns for 20g.
  •  Co Op Sweetened Dried Cranberries 170g - 5 syns.
  •  Ocado Dried Cranberries 200g - 5.5 syns.
  •  Holland & Barrett Neal's Yard Dried Cranberries - 6.5 syns.
Syn Values Of Dried Cranberries

Low Syn Alternatives To Dried Cranberries

If you find cranberries to be too high in sugar or you are simply curious about the syns in other kinds of dried fruit, we've got some alternatives for you to check out below such as dried apricots or dates.

  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  Whitworths Fruit Feasters Dried Mango Pieces 65g - 4.5 syns.
  •  Spare Fruit Air Dried Pear Crisps 22g - 4 syns.
  •  Tesco Wholefoods Prunes 250G - 3.5 syns.
  •  Whitworths Sunny Raisin 18 Snack Packs 250g - 2 syns per pack.
  •  Whitworths Banana Chips 175G - 8.5 syns for 50g.
Low Syn Alternatives To Dried Cranberries

Final Words

To conclude, dried cranberries are high in syns having 5 syns for a small 30g serving, they are also very high in sugar, so we suggest using these fruits in moderation. As an alternative, we recommend opting for fresh fruits which are syn-free on the plan, we have a syn guide to fruits such as bananas here.

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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