Most fruit is syn free in the slimming world, but tinned fruit can often be paired with lots of sugar due to being in syrup or juice which adds to their calories.
Tinned fruit cocktail has 2.5 syns per 100g if canned in juice, however, this can go up to 3 syns if, in syrup, syns can change according to what fruits are inside too.
In our informational guide below we will cover why tinned fruit has syns, other alternatives to try if you want to avoid fresh fruit and some low syn alternatives to tinned fruit cocktails, we've also included a slimming world recipe for a fruit salad if you are in the mood for a healthy dessert!
Since fruit is typically regarded as healthy in the slimming world, you might be confused to learn that tinned fruit cocktail has syns. Well, tinned fruit has syns due to the fact the fruit is partially cooked before it's tinned, the syrup or juice depending on which type you buy then also adds extra syns due to the high sugar content.
Although these tinned fruits have syns, they are still relatively low in syns, you could have up to 600g of the tinned fruit cocktail in juice before reaching your daily syn allowance for the day.
Most fruit is syn free on slimming world with some exceptions to Mango's and mashed banana, frozen fruit is also syn free and would be the better choice to tinned fruit if you are looking for convenience and to save money buying fresh fruit.
To help you out with buying low syn tinned fruit, we've listed a few of our best low syn options below to check out next time you go shopping.
If you feel like some fruit but don't fancy wasting your syns on a tinned fruit cocktail, we've put together an excellent syn free recipe below using fresh fruit for a sweet dessert.
To conclude our guide, we would not suggest using your syns on tinned fruit cocktail, this is because tinned fruit is often high in sugar due to the syrup and juice plus has less nutrition than frozen of fresh fruit which is syn free.
If you decide to buy tinned fruit then we suggest choosing fruit in juice since it's lower in sugar and syns than fruit stored in syrup.