How Many Syns In Sesame Oil? & Lower Syn Oils

Updated on 
17 March, 2022

Is Sesame Oil High In Syns?

Cooking oil can be very high in calories and syns, most SW users stick to low cal oil spray because of this, but if you need to use sesame oil you might be wondering just how many syns this oil has.

Sesame oil has 6 syns in per tablespoon making it very high in syns, we would only suggest using this oil within moderation. 

In our guide below we will discuss why sesame oil is so high in syns, some low syn alternatives and general oil syns to keep you on track.

Can I Have Sesame Oil On Slimming World?

You can have sesame oil on slimming world but you must factor in its syn values. At 6 syns a tablespoon it is very high in syns, so you should be consuming it in moderation and measuring out how much you using, just two tablespoons would use nearly all of your syn allowance.

Sesame oil and seeds are both high in calories and syns, this oil is also high in fat, having 13.5 grams per tablespoon.

What Are Some Low Syn Alternatives To Sesame Oil?

If you find sesame oil too high in syns then we would suggest using peanut oil or almond oil, both have a nutty flavour and almond oil in particular is slightly healthier.

For reducing syns and calories our best suggestion would be using a low cal cooking oil spray since these are mixed with water to reduce syns, plus the spray nozzle gives you more control about how much oil you are using rather than drizzling or measuring by the spoon.

General Oil Syn Values

Oil's syns vary according to the type that your using, we've listed the syn values of different kinds of oil down below.

  • Sunflower oil - 6 syns per tablespoon.
  • Avocado oil - 6 syns.
  • Rapeseed oil - 7 syns.
  • Spray oil (mixed) - 0.5 syns.
  • Hazelnut oil - 6 syns.
  • Peanut oil - 6 syns.
  • Canola oil - 6 syns.
  • Groundnut oil - 7 syns.
  • Low cal cooking spray - SYN FREE.
  • Grapeseed oil - 7 syns.
  • Vegetable oil - 7 syns.
  • Olive oil - 6 syns.
  • Coconut oil - 7 syns.

Final Words

Overall, sesame oil is high in syns at 6 syns per tablespoon and should only be eaten within moderation, if you want to save some syns we would suggest using low calories cooking spray or switching to a different nut oil for a similar taste in your cooking.

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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