Fruits are typically regarded as a healthy snack, but what about dried fruits like sultanas? Are they a healthy snack in the slimming world?
Dried sultanas do have syns on the slimming world, they have 4 syns for 30g which is around a tablespoon, making them quite high in syns, we would suggest weighing out your portion of dried fruits to avoid spending too many syns.
Down below, we've discussed why Sultanas are high in syns, syn values, some other syn values of low syn alternative dried fruits and a slimming world recipe using sultanas!
You might be shocked to learn that Sultanas are quite high in syns, this is because they are high in sugar, having 19g of sugar in just 30g of sultanas, which is why they should be eaten sparingly in moderation.
Just having 60g of sultanas could cost you over half of your syn allowance and 40g of sugar which is above the recommended intake of 30g of sugar per day.
Sultanas all have similar syn values no matter where you are buying them from, but it can be useful to know the syns according to the specific brand, we've listed some syn values to help you out below.
All dried fruit on the slimming world needs to be synned since it's higher in sugar due to the processing, we've listed some other low syn alternative dried fruits for you to check out below.
If you've got a pack of sultanas lying around, you might be wondering how to use them in your baking, we've got a great SW recipe for you to check out below which only has 1 healthy extra B and 4.5 syns for four bites!
Overall, Sultanas are a great fruit to have in the house for adding sweetness to baking or dishes like porridge, they should be used in moderation however since they are high in syns, having 4 syns for 30g and super high in sugar too.
As an alternative, we recommend having fresh fruit which is syn free on the slimming world plan or a smaller serving size to help keep syns low.