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