If you're a lover of lemon curd on scones, toast or even pancakes, you might be curious as to how many syns this sweet treat has on the slimming world plan? Is it high in syns?
Lemon curd can have different syns according to how it is made and its ingredients, on average you can expect a tablespoon to have 2.5 syns.
We've composed a syn guide below, discussing why lemon curd is high in syns for a small portion, syn values of lemon curd and some other low syn alternatives.
At 2.5 syns for a tablespoon, lemon curd is quite high in syns for a small portion, you could have up to six tablespoons before using all your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.
Lemon curd gets its syns from the sugar content, with a tablespoon having 9g of sugar in it, the butter also contributes to its fat content. We would therefore suggest having this curd in moderation like jam, sticking to a teaspoon or tablespoon on your toast or porridge.
Lemon curd has a similar syn value despite varying brands, we've listed a few popular brands below to help you compare syns.
If you find lemon curd to be too high in syns and sugar for your morning toast, we've listed some low-syn alternatives below to help satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you love lemon curd but don't want to spend the syns on regular lemon curd, as well as consume all sugar, we've got a great slimming world recipe to make your own at home below.
To conclude, lemon curd is high in syns for a small portion due to the sugar content in it, with a tablespoon having 9g of sugar! You could have up to six tablespoons before using all of your 15 syns.
As an alternative, we recommend making your own syn free version at home or checking out other spreads to put on your morning toast which are lower in syns.