If you are planning to cook a Chinese dish tonight or want to spice up your noodles with some hoisin sauce, you might be wondering how many syns Hoisin sauce has on the slimming world plan, is it syn-friendly?
Hoisin sauce has on average around 2.5 syns for a 15ml serving, making it quite high in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest using this sauce in moderation on the plan.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss why Hoisin sauce is so high in syns, syn values of Hoisin sauce and some low syn alternatives for putting in Chinese dishes.
At 2.5 syns for a 15ml serving, Hoisin sauce is quite high in syns, allowing you to have around 90ml before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan, it's therefore important to measure the amount of this sauce you are using to keep on track with your syns.
Hoisin sauce gets its high syn value from the sugar content in the sauce, having around 30g of sugar in just a 50ml serving.
It's worth noting that Hoisin sauce mixes such as Blue Dragon sauces are often higher in sugar to add to the flavour, we have a syn guide to Blue Dragon sauces here.
Hoisin sauce can have varying syns according to the brand, to help you compare syns, we've listed a variety of options below.
If you find Hoisin sauce to be too high in syns, there are lots of other low-syn alternative sauces to use in Chinese cooking which are lower in sugar and still give a great taste.
To conclude, Hoisin sauce is quite high in syns for a small portion, just 15ml has 2.5 syns in due to the high sugar content, we, therefore, suggest using the sauce in moderation. You could have up to 90ml of this sauce before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.
For a low syn alternative, we recommend choosing other options like soy sauce, we have a syn guide for this here.