If you love tinned fruit as an easy snack or lunch accompaniment, you might be curious as to how many syns tinned prunes have in their juice and if they are weight loss friendly.
Prunes in juice have about 5-6 syns per serving of 100g, making them a low syn snack for the amount of fruit you get, this can save you time rather than cutting up fresh fruit or adding to a dessert for a quick sweet treat.
Down below in our guide we will discuss how many prunes you can have on the slimming world, some syn values of different tinned prunes in their juice, fruit juice tinned fruits vs syrup fruits and some low syn alternatives.
At around 5-6 syns for 100g, you could have up to 300g of prunes in juice before using up all of your 15 syn daily allowance which is a lot of prunes, making them an excellent low syn snack choice when your lazy to cut up some fresh fruit.
We would recommend having prunes in juice in moderation, this is because they can be very high in sugar, having up to 18g of sugar for just 100g.
Prunes also have a huge amount of health benefits, since they are high in fibre and can help to aid weight loss by keeping you fuller for longer, do eat prunes in excess otherwise, they can do the reverse and cause constipation in some people.
Prunes in juice all have similar syns, but they can vary according to brands and the fruit juice, we've listed some syn values to help you compare below.
If you're looking at stocking up on some tinned fruits for a sweet treat, you might be wondering if syrup tinned fruits have a similar syn value to fruits in their juice.
Well, tinned prunes in syrup also have 5 syns in 100g, so the syn value doesn't vary too much since you drain the prune anyway, they are slightly higher in sugar, however.
If you find prunes in juice to be too high in syns or you are looking for some other fruits to stock up on for a quick dessert we've listed some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.
To conclude, prunes in juice are low in syns and make a great healthy sweet snack at just 5-6 syns for 100g, we would eat them in moderation however since they are high in sugar. To keep syns low we recommend measuring out your tinned fruit and choosing fruit in juice rather than syrup to keep sugar low.