Pepperoni slices help make a quick sandwich, snack, or an easy pizza, but this red meat is very processed and not a free food on the slimming world, so how many syns does it have?
Pepperoni slices on average have 5 syns a serving, making them high in syns for small portion size, we would recommend eating these cold meats in moderation to avoid using too many syns.
We've put together a short guide below which will discuss why pepperoni is so high in syns, some syn values of pepperoni and low syn alternative cold meats for an easy snack/meal.
Pepperoni is very calorie-dense and high in syns for small serving size, having up to 5 syns a portion making it easy to overeat. This processed meat is high in syns due to sodium, sugar, preservatives, and saturated fat inside it.
For example, 50g of deli pepperoni slice has around 7.5 syns, 17g of fat (5g of which is saturated) and nearly 2 grams of salt, making it not the healthiest choice of sandwich filler. You could have up to 100g before using all your daily syn allowance.
One plus point to pepperoni is that it is high in protein, with a 50g serving has around 8g of protein.
To help you compare the syns of pepperoni, we've listed some syn values of different brands below.
If you find pepperoni to be too high in syns and you are looking for a low syn cold meat replacement, we've got some other low syn alternatives for you to check out below.
Overall, pepperoni is very high in syns, having around 5 syns for a small portion, making it easy to overeat and indulge in, it's also high in saturated fats and sodium due to the processing, so we would only advise eating small portions.
To save syns, we recommend choosing a normal wafer ham rather than processed meats which can often be higher in sodium and fat.