Butter, spreads and other condiments can add a lot of sneaky syns to our meals if we're not careful, but what about Flora buttery, is it high in syns?
Flora buttery has 2 syns in for the average 5g thin spread, making it quite high in syns and easy to overeat, we suggest weighing out your portion of butter and having it in moderation.
In our guide below, we will discuss why Flora buttery is high in syns, some other syn values of Flora, how it comes to regular butter and some low syn alternatives from other brands.
At 2 syns for a thin spread, Flora buttery is quite high in syns, this is because it is not a low fat spread and is made from buttermilk which makes it higher in fat, with a thin spread having around 35 calories and 4g of fat.
If you do decide to have this butter, you need to ensure you're careful about how much you are using, butter can be a hard spread to portion out so weighing it might help.
To save syns we recommend using a lighter spread or switching to their Flora light version of the butter which only has 0.5 syns for a thin spread and 1.5g of fat, the only difference will be a slight change in taste due to the little fat content, light butter is also made with mainly veggie oils rather than buttermilk in order to keep calories lower.
Flora has a large range of butter, not just their buttery version, so to help you out we've listed the rest of their syn values down below.
A thin spread of regular butter would cost you around 2-2.5 syns, making it similar to Flora buttery since both are made out of buttermilk which is richer in taste, but also, unfortunately, richer in calories and fat.
To save syns choosing margarine which only has around 1-1.5 syns a serving might be a better substitute or choosing a light version for the butter as we mentioned above. Butter should be eaten sparingly due to its high saturated fat content, when eaten in excess this could increase the risks of getting heart disease.
If you find Flora buttery to be too high in syns, we've got some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.
Overall, Flora buttery is high in syns for a thin spread, having 2 syns for 5g, making it easy to overindulge in and spend too many syns, to keep on track we suggest measuring your butter out or using their lighter alternatives which have 0.5 syns a spread.
Butter can add a lot of sneaky syns to your meals, so make sure to use sparingly on the slimming world plan or switch to reduced-fat spread which often has half the amount of syns.