If you're a snacker, then hummus might be one of your favourite foods to munch on during the day, but just how slimming-friendly is it? Are the reduced fat versions low in syns?
Hummus has varying syns according to the flavour and type you buy, on average, you can expect a 50g serving to have anything between 6-9 syns, for reduced fat versions, this could be as low as 4-5 syns for the same portion.
We've put together a short syn guide below, taking you through why hummus is so high in syns, some varying syn values, low syn alternatives and a slimming world hummus recipe for saving syns when you need a snack.
At around 6-9 syns a serving, hummus is very high in syns, this is because hummus is high in fat due to the olive oil content, having nearly 8.5g of fat in just a 50g portion.
You could have up to two 50g servings of hummus before using all your daily syn allowance, we would always suggest measuring out your hummus to avoid using too many syns by accident, and avoid eating out the pot when possible.
Reduced fat hummus is much more syn friendly, having just 4-5 syns a 50g portion, this means you could have up to three portions before using all your 15 syn daily allowance, making it more syn friendly as opposed to full-fat hummus.
To keep syns low we also suggest measuring out reduced fat hummus and having it with options like cut veggies rather than bread which adds extra unwanted syns.
Hummus and houmous are the same types of dish, the only difference is the spelling, hummus is used more worldwide while houmous is used in some countries, you might also find hummus in Turkey! Don't worry the syns stay the same!
Hummus has a wide range of syn values depending on the type that you buy, to help you out we've listed some popular types along with their syn values down below.
If you find hummus to be too high in syns and you are looking for an alternative dip to snack on, we've got some great low-syn alternatives for you to check out below.
One way to reduce the syns in your hummus is by simply making your own, with our recipe down below being super quick to make and is best of all syn free!
Overall, Hummus is very high in syns, having between 6-9 syns for 50g or around 4-5 syns for the reduced fat versions, this is because of the olive oil inside of the hummus which makes it high in calories. In order to stay on track with your syns, we suggest only having small portions of hummus as a snack and weighing it out to avoid overeating it.