How Many Syns In Medjool Dates? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
26 June, 2022

Are Medjool Dates Slimming World Friendly? - Our Syn Guide

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?

Are Medjool Dates 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!

How Many Medjool Dates Can I Eat On Slimming World?

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.

Syn Values Of Medjool Dates & Dates

Medjool dates and dates have varying syn values, to help you stay on track, we've listed their syn values down below.

  • Medjool Dates, Weighed without Stones - 3 syns.
  • Dates, Dried, Weighed without Stone - 1 syn.
  • Whitworths Stoned Sayer Dates 300g - 4 syns a serving.
  • Whitworths Chopped Dates 250g - 5 syns a serving.
  • Tesco Soft Pitted Dates 250g - 8 syns.
  • Jordan River Natural Dates 907g - 8 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Medjool Dates 200g - 6.5 syns a serving.
  • Tesco Deglet Nour Dates 450g - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Deglet Nour Dates without Stones 200g - 7.5 syns.
  • M&S 12 Pitted Medjool Dates 220g - 3 syns per date.
  • Lidl Alesto Soft & Pitted Dates 200g - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Organic Medjool Dates - 6.5 syns a serving.
  • Sainsbury's Dates 200g - 4 syns.
Syn Values Of Medjool Dates & Dates

Low Syn Alternatives To Medjool Dates

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.

  • Tesco Goji Berries 100G - 4.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Sunny Raisin 18 Snack Packs 250g - 2 syns per pack.
  • Tesco Wholefoods Prunes 250G - 3.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Fruit Feasters Dried Mango Pieces 65g - 4.5 syns.
  • Whitworths Banana Chips 175G - 8.5 syns for 50g.
  • Aldi The Pantry Dried Apricots 500g - 2.5 syns.
  • Spare Fruit Air Dried Pear Crisps 22g - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Apricots 40g - 3.5 syns.

Our SW Brownie Recipe With Medjool Dates

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.


  • Three spoons of sweetener.
  • 100g of porridge oats.
  • 14 raspberries.
  • Five tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • Two large sweet potatoes skinned.
  • Pinch of icing sugar for dusting.
  • Two spoons of low fat spread.
  • 10 Medjool dates chopped.
  • One egg.


  1. Start making your brownies by heating your oven to gas mark 4 and lining a baking tray, steam the potatoes till tender then allow them to cool.
  2. Blend your oats then add in sweetener, egg, dates, cocoa powder, sweet potatoes and a pinch of salt, blend until it becomes a paste consistency then push into your baking tin and push one raspberry into each brownie.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes then slice into 16 squares and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Our SW Brownie Recipe With Medjool Dates

Last Words

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.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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One comment on “How Many Syns In Medjool Dates? Find Out Here!”

  1. The ingredients for the brownie recipe say 2 spoons of low fat spread.
    1. It doesn’t say what size of spoon, a desert spoon?, a tablespoon?
    2. Nowhere in the method/instructions does it mention using the low fat spread. What do you do with it?

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