How Many Syns In Pistachios? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
26 February, 2023

Are Pistachios High In Syns? Can I Eat These Nuts On Slimming World?

Finding low-syn healthy snacks can be a challenge on the slimming world plan, nuts like Pistachios are often raved about in the diet world due to their health benefits and high protein, but are these kinds of nuts high in syns on the slimming world?

Are Pistachios High In Syns? Can I Eat These Nuts On Slimming World?

Pistachios have around 4 syns for a 25g serving, making them quite high in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest having these nuts in moderation on the plan. 

Down below in our syn guide, we will discuss how many pistachios you can have on the slimming world plan, syn values of them and some low syn alternatives for healthy snacking.

How Many Pistachios Can I Eat On Slimming World?

At around 4 syns for 25g, you can have up to around four portions of pistachios before using up all your 15 syn daily allowance, making these nuts high in syns.

Pistachios get their high syn value from the fat value, a 25g portion has around 11.5g of fat, therefore they should be consumed within moderation.

How Many Pistachios Can I Eat On Slimming World?

We recommend choosing unsalted pistachios when possible to reduce the sodium content and weighing out your portion in order to stay on track with syns.

Syn Values Of Pistachios

Pistachios can have varying syn values according to the serving size and any extra ingredients, so as you can compare syns, we've listed some varying options below.

  • Pistachio Nuts, Shelled, Roasted & Salted - 2 syns for 10.
  •  Pistachio Nuts, Roasted & Salted, Weighed with Shells - 4 syns for 25g.
  •  Tesco Shelled Pistachios 250g - 7.5 syns.
  •  Tesco Roasted Pistachios Salted 150g - 7.5 syns.
  •  Aldi The Foodie Market Californian Roasted Pistachios 200g - 9 syns for 30g.
  •  Tesco Roasted Pistachio Snack Pack 50g - 8.5 syns.
  •  Lidl Alesto Unsalted Californian Pistachios 250g - 10 syns for 30g.
  •  Lidl Alesto Roasted & Salted Pistachios 200g - 7.5 syns.
  •  Asda Roasted & Salted Pistachios in Shell 200g - 8 syns.
  •  Co-op Roasted & Salted Pistachios 150g - 4 syns.
  •  Waitrose & Partners Pistachio Nut Kernels 150g - 7.5 syns.
  •  Asda Pistachios in Shell 180g - 7 syns.
Syn Values Of Pistachios

Low Syn Alternatives To Pistachios

If you find pistachios to be too high in syns, there are lots of other nuts for snacking on with varying syn values, we've listed some other options for you to check out below.

  • Almonds, Whole - 0.5 syns per one. 
  •  Mixed Nuts & Raisins - 9.5 syns for 40g. 
  •  Walnuts, No Shell - 7 syns for 20g. 
  •  Sainsbury's Dry Roasted Peanuts 550g - 9 syns. 
  •  Cashew Nuts, Unsalted - 0.5 syns a nut. 
  •  Brazil Nuts - 1 syn a nut.
  •  Pecan Nuts - 1 syn a nut.
  •  Hazelnuts - 0.5 syns a nut. 
  •  Mixed Nuts, Unsalted - 11.5 syns for 40g. 
  •  Macadamia Nuts, Salted, No Shell - 4 syns for 6. 

Final Words

Overall, pistachios are high in syns, having 4 syns for a small 25g handful, allowing you to have up to four handfuls before using all your 15 syn daily allowance. These pistachios get their high syn value from the high-fat value, we, therefore, suggest having them in moderation.

Low Syn Alternatives To Pistachios

All nuts are very high in calories we, therefore, suggest weighing out your portions when eating nuts so that you can stay on track with your syns, we have a great syn guide to other kinds of nuts such as peanuts here.

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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