If you've got some tinned mandarins to use up in the cupboard, or maybe you want to have some as a healthy dessert, you might be curious as to how many syns tinned fruit like Mandarins have on the slimming world plan?
Tinned Mandarins have typically around 3 syns per 100g, making them quite low in syns, we do suggest having them in moderation however since they can be high in sugar.
We've put together a syn guide below which will discuss why tinned Mandarins have syns on the slimming world plan, some syn values of Mandarins in general and low syn tinned fruit alternatives for healthy snacking.
Many people can often be confused as to why tinned mandarins have syn on the slimming world plan when the fruit is technically classed as syn free.
These tinned fruits have syns due to the syrup they are stored in, which often has extra added sugar and calories. For example, 100g of tinned Mandarins in syrup have around 4.5 syns for half a can and nearly 21 of sugar!
That being said, tinned Mandarin in fruit juice has slightly fewer syns, around 3 syns for 150g and 15g of sugar.
If you want to avoid these syns, we recommend having fruit in its whole form not tinned, we have a good syn guide to syns in fruits such as bananas here.
Mandarins have various syns according to how they are used and stored, to help you compare syns, we've listed some general values below.
If you find Mandarins to be too high in syns and sugar, or you are simply curious about the syns in other kinds of tinned fruit, we've listed some alternatives below.
Overall, tinned Mandarin can be high in syns, whether stored in syrup or fruit juice due to the sugar content, with a syn value of around 3 syns for 100g, having around 10-15g of sugar in a serving!
To save syns, we recommend opting for whole fruit in its natural form which is syn free on the slimming world plan or checking out some alternatives such as tinned Pineapple in our syn guide here.