Salami is great for a cold meat lunch or even on a pizza, but on the slimming world plan, you will need to make sure you are synning hams such as salami due to their high-fat content, which begs the question, is salami high in syns?
Salami has on average around 1.5 syns to 2 syns a slice, making it quite high in syns due to its thin size, we, therefore, suggest having this cold meat in moderation on the slimming world plan.
Down below, we've made a short syn guide, taking you through why salami is so high in syns, syn values of salami and some cold meat alternatives to keep your syns on track.
At 1.5-2 syns a slice, salami appears to be low in syns, but these slices are very thin, therefore you likely will need to have between 2-3 pieces which could cost you around 4.5 syns. You could have up to around 5-7 slices before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.
Salami gets its high syn value from the high saturated fat content, for example, three slices of salami from Tesco could have up to 4.3g of fat! Salami is also very high in sodium, we, therefore, suggest having this in moderation.
To save syns we suggest reaching for alternatives such as regular ham slices (check our syn guide here) which are leaner and high in protein for great sandwich fillers.
Salami can have a different syn value according to the size of its cut and any added spices or ingredients, to help you compare syns among different brands, we've listed a few different syn values below.
If you find salami to be too high in syns, but you are looking for a similar deli cold meat alternative, we've got some great options to add to your basket below.
To conclude, Salami is quite high in syns on the slimming world plan for a small thin portion, you could have up to around 5-7 slices before using all your 15 daily syn allowance, having around 1.5-2 syns for a thin slice.
Salami gets its high syn value from the fat content and sodium, we suggest options for leaner ham slices instead if you want to avoid syns. We have syns guides on other deli meats such as parma ham here.