A bottle of ketchup is a staple in many of our kitchens, accompanying chips, eggs, pizza, you name it, but on the slimming world plan, can you have ketchup? Or is it high in syns?
Ketchup on average has 1 syns for a 15g tablespoon, making it low in syns, but should be used within moderation, we recommend weighing it out or measuring the condiment to stay on track with your syns.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss why ketchup has syns, some syn values of ketchup and some low syn alternative condiments for dipping or as a side.
At around 0.5 syns to 1 syn for a 15g tablespoon, you might be wondering why ketchup has syns on the slimming world plan? Most ketchup has syns due to the high sugar content, having nearly 3g of sugar for just one tablespoon.
You could have up to 15 tablespoons of ketchup before using up your daily syn allowance, therefore we would suggest not using squeezy ketchup over your food since you can end up using more ketchup than you think.
In terms of the type of ketchup, many of us pick Heinz ketchup as a staple over other brands, this type of ketchup also has 1 syn a tablespoon, making it low in syns, but should be used in moderation since it also contains 3.5g of sugar for just a spoon.
To save syns you could always use their reduced sugar version which only has 0.5 syns a tablespoon instead.
Ketchup has a similar syn value no matter where you buy it from and the brand, to help you compare, however, we've listed some syn values of ketchup down below.
If you find ketchup to be too high in syns, or your looking for another low syn dip to spice up your meals, we've listed some other low-syn alternative condiments for you to check out below.
To conclude, ketchup is typically low in syns, having around 1 syn a tablespoon, to reduce syns we suggest opting for lower per cent sugar options which often have fewer syns, around 0.5 syns a serving. To keep on track with syns you should ensure you are measuring out your portion rather than using squeezy versions or check out our low syn alternatives above for a new condiment to pair with your dish.