How Many Syns In Tinned Mandarins? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

Are Tinned Mandarins High In Syns? Can I Have This Tinned Fruit On Slimming World?

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?

Are Tinned Mandarins High In Syns?

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.

Why Do Tinned Mandarins Have Syns On Slimming World?

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!

Why Do Tinned Mandarins Have Syns On Slimming World?

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.

Syn Values Of Mandarins

Mandarins have various syns according to how they are used and stored, to help you compare syns, we've listed some general values below.

  • Mandarins, Peeled - Syn free.
  •  Dole Fruit in Juice Mandarins 4 x 113g (452g) - 3.5 syns for 100g.
  •  Dole Fruit in Juice Pineapple & Mandarins 113g - 3 syns.
  •  Epicure Mandarins in Fruit Juice 312g - 2 syns.
  •  B&M Season's Harvest Mandarins In Jelly Pots 480g - 3.5 syns.
  •  Seasons Harvest Broken Mandarins in Light Syrup 311g - 3 syns.
  •  Sainsbury's Basics Broken Mandarins in Light Syrup 312g - 3 syns.
  •  Hartley's Frujies Mandarins in Orange Flavour Jelly 4x125g - 3 syns.
Syn Values Of Mandarins

Low Syn Alternatives To Mandarins

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.

  • Del Monte Mandarins In Juice 300G - 2 syns for 100g.
  •  Tesco Tropical Fruit Salad 425G - 6 syns for half a can.
  •  Dole Fruit Salad With Cherry 4X113g - 2.5 syns.
  •  Del Monte Sliced Pineapple In Juice 220G - 3 syns for 100g.
  •  Princes Pineapple Fruit Pots 2X120g - 6 syns for 100g.
  •  Princes Peaches Diced Fruit Pots 2X120g - 3 syns for 100g.
  •  Princes Gooseberries In Syrup 300G - 5.5 syns for half a can.
  •  Princes Tropical Fruit Salad Fruit Pots 2X120g - 3 syns.
  •  Dole Fruit Bowl Mandarins In Juice 4 X 113G - 3.5 syns.
  •  Del Monte Fruit Cocktail In Juice 415G - 2.5 syns.
  •  Tesco Chunky Fruit Medley In Juice 410G - 5 syns.
  •  Dole Fruit Bowl Peaches In Juice 4X113g - 3 syns for 100g.
  •  Epicure Williams Pear Halves in Syrup - 3 syns.
  •  Epicure Fruit Cocktail in Syrup - 3 syns.
  •  Biona Organic Tropical Fruit Cocktail in fruit juice - 3 syns.
  •  La Doria Fruit Cocktail In Juice 411G - 2.5 syns.
  •  Del Monte Pineapple Chunks In Juice 432G - 3 syns.
  •  Tesco Grapefruit Segments In Light Syrup 411G - 7 syns for half a can.
  •  Princes Rhubarb In Light Syrup 540G - 2.5 syns a serving.
  •  Del Monte Apricot Halves In Syrup 410G - 3 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Mandarins

Final Words

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.

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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