Dates and large Medjool dates are a great sweet treat to have instead of goods with refined sugar, but are these natural sweets slimming world friendly?
Medjool dates have 3 syns per date making them high in syns for small fruit, so should be eaten in moderation, but are great high fibre natural alternatives for when your craving sugar.
We've discussed in further detail below how many Medjool dates you can have on slimming world, syn values of dates, low syn alternatives and how to use these dates in a slimming world brownie recipe below!
At 3 syns a date, you could have up to five Medjool dates before using all of your daily syn allowances, making them high in syns and calories. Their high syn values come from their natural sugar content and size, being larger than regular dates are.
Don't let the high syns of Medjool dates put you off eating them however, these dates are a great sweet treat to have instead of usual chocolate and sweets and have many health benefits too such as high fibre which is great for digestion.
Medjool dates and dates have varying syn values, to help you stay on track, we've listed their syn values down below.
If your find Medjool dates to be too high in syns and you are looking for a low syn alternative dried fruit for a sweet snack, we've got a few alternatives for you to check out below.
If you have a stash of Medjool dates lying around and you don't know how to use them, we've got a great slimming world recipe for you to check out below, these brownies serve 16 and have 4 syns per one.
To conclude, Medjool dates are high in syns, having 3 syns per date, you could have up to five before consuming all of your daily syn allowance. Dates are a great sweet treat to have in moderation instead of sweets and can be used in recipes as a natural sweetener too as you can see in our brownie recipe above.