If you are the kind of person who loves having margarine on toast, you will need to make sure you are synning your spread in order to stay on track with your syns.
Margarine has on average 1.5 syns per teaspoon, allowing you to have up to 10 teaspoons of margarine before using all of your syn allowance.
In our syn guide below, we will take you through why margarine is so low in syns, some syn values of margarine and low syn alternative spread for your sandwiches and toast in the morning.
Why Is Margarine So Low In Syns?
At just 1.5 syns a teaspoon, you can have up to 10 teaspoons of margarine before using all of your 15 syns on the plan, making it an excellent low syn spread choice.
Margarine is low in syns thanks to the fact it has less fat than regular butter since it's made of vegetable oil and therefore has less saturated fat, however, the spread is still fairly high in syns so we suggest having it in moderation.
Syn Values Of Margarine
Margarine has a similar syn value no matter the brand, we've listed some syn values of popular brands below.
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Original Spread 450G - 2 syns a tablespoon.
Tesco Soft Baking Spread 2Kg - 2.5 syns for two teaspoons.
Stork Original Baking Spread 1Kg - 3.5 syns a tablespoon.
Tesco English Unsalted Block Butter 250G - 4 syns for two teaspoons.
Tesco Organic Butter 250G - 4 syns.
Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter 250g - 2.5 syns.
Lurpak Unsalted Block Butter 250G - 2 syns.
Clover Lighter Than Light Spread 500g - 2 syns.
To conclude, margarine is a great low syn spread to have on the slimming world plan, having just 1.5 syns a spread, allowing you to have up to 10 servings before using all your 15 syn daily allowance. Margarine has less cholesterol and saturated fat than regular butter making it a great low-syn bread choice to have on the plan.
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