Nuts make an excellent snack for people who want to up their protein intake and stay satisfied, but how many syns do monkey nuts or peanuts have?
Monkey nuts typically have around 8 syns for a 38g serving, making them very high in syns, this nut should only be consumed within moderation on the slimming world plan.
In our guide below, we will discuss how much monkey nuts you can eat on the slimming world plan, syn values, whether you should use salted or unsalted peanuts and some low syn nut alternatives.
Monkey nuts have 8 syns for a 38g serving, this is very high in syns, a 75g serving could cost you 16 syns, which is one syn over your daily syn allowance.
This doesn't mean monkey nuts are bad for your weight loss, you just need to ensure your measuring out your portion, eating them out of the bag could lead you well over your syns.
Monkey nuts are full of good fats and proteins to keep you full, in their natural shelled state the skin also provides nutritional benefits.
You should however be aware although monkey nuts are a great filling natural snack, they are a nut with one of the highest fat and calories counts, having 150 calories for a small 40g serving and 12g of fat.
Most monkey nuts have the same calorie counts and syns, but can vary according to how they are roasted and salted, we've listed out some monkey nut syn values from varying brands to help you stay on track.
When looking for monkey nuts you might come across roasted salted and unsalted versions and wonder if salt makes a difference to syns?
Salted or unsalted monkey nuts don't tend to differ too much in syns, but in terms of nutrition we would suggest avoiding heavily salted nuts, these have a high level of sodium which is not good for your health.
Monkey nuts or peanuts are very high in calories, but this shouldn't put you off nut snacking, there are plenty of other low syn alternatives we will list below to stock your snack cupboard with.
Overall, monkey nuts are very high in syns coming in around 8 syns for 37g, they are a healthy nut however with high nutritional benefits, just be sure to snack in moderation. When choosing nuts as your snack we always suggest measuring out your portion size and choosing unsalted nuts since they are healthier.