How Many Syns In Pumpkin Seeds? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
17 January, 2023

Are Pumpkin Seeds High In Syns On The Slimming World Plan? - Our Unofficial Syn Guide

If you are a snacker, finding low-syn healthy snacks is important if you're going to be sticking to the slimming world plan to keep you satisfied in between meals. Seeds are often raved about in the health world due to their healthy fats, but what about pumpkin seeds, are they syn-friendly?

Are Pumpkin Seeds High In Syns On The Slimming World Plan?

Pumpkin seeds have 4 syns a tablespoon, making them very high in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest having these seeds in moderation.

Our syn guide below will discuss how many pumpkin seeds you can have on the slimming world, some syn values and low syn alternatives for an extra protein boost to your meals.

How Many Pumpkin Seeds Can I Eat On Slimming World?

At 4 syns a tablespoon, you can have up to three tablespoons of pumpkin seeds on the slimming world plan before consuming all your 15 syn daily allowance, making them quite high in syns.

How Many Pumpkin Seeds Can I Eat On Slimming World?

Although pumpkin seeds are very good for you, they are high in calories due to their fat content, having nearly 12g of fat in a 25g serving. We, therefore, suggest measuring out your pumpkin seeds and consuming them in moderation.

Syn Values Of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds have the same syn value no matter the brand, to help you stay on track, we've listed various brands down below along with their syn values.

  • Aldi The Foodie Market Pumpkin Seeds 250g - 8.5 syns for 30g.
  •  Tesco Pumpkin Seeds 150g - 8.5 syns.
  •  Lidl Alesto Pumpkin Seeds 250g - 8.5 syns.
  •  Linwoods Organic Cold Milled Flaxseed, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Chia Seeds & Goji Berries 425g - 5 syns.
  •  Asda Pumpkin Seeds 150g - 7.5 syns a serving.
  •  Sainsbury's Toasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds 100g - 3 syns for 10g.
  •  Sainsbury's Pumpkin Seeds 100g - 3 syns for 10g.
  •  M&S Toasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds 150g - 7.5 syns.
Syn Values Of Pumpkin Seeds

Low Syn Alternatives To Pumpkin Seeds

If you find pumpkin seeds to be too high in syns, or you are simply curious about the syns in other types of seeds, we've listed some alternatives below.

  • Chia seeds - 1 syn a teaspoon.
  •  Sunflower Seeds, Hulled - 4.5 syns.
  •  Sesame Seeds - 3.5 syns.
  •  Hemp seeds - 4 syns.
  •  Flax Seeds - 3.5 syns.

Last Words

Overall, pumpkin seeds are high in syns, having 4 syns a tablespoon, meaning you could have up to three tablespoons before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance.

Low Syn Alternatives To Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds like most seeds, get their high syn value from the fat content, we, therefore, suggest consuming them in moderation.

We have a syn guide to other types of healthy seeds like chia seeds 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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