Haggis can be very high in sodium and saturated fat due to the meat content, it's also very rich, but just how many syns does the vegetarian version of haggis have? Is it any healthier?
Vegetarian haggis has around 10-14 syns depending on the brand and ingredients, making it very high in syns, we would only consume veggie haggis in moderation to avoid using up all your daily syn allowance.
Down below, we've put together a guide which will take you through why veggie haggis is so high in syns, syn values, how it compared to regular haggis and a slimming world recipe for haggis down below.
At 10-14 syns a serving, vegetarian haggis is very high in syns, using most of your 15 syn daily allowances for the day.
Veggie haggis gets its high syn values from the oats and veggies inside, which makes it high in carbohydrates. To have veggie haggis in a more syn friendly way we would suggest serving a smaller portion of a long side with some speed veggies in your place.
Vegetarian haggis has varying syns according to where you buy it from or how you make it, we've listed some syn values of this food below to help keep you on track.
Normal non-vegetarian haggis has around 14 syns for 100g, making it slightly high in syns than the vegetarian version, this is mainly due to the added fats from the meat inside of them.
This would consume the majority of your syn allowance, making veggie options the better choice if you watch your syn consumption.
One way to reduce the syns in your haggis is by making your slimming world version, this recipe below can be made with vegetarian Quorn beef mince or regular beef mince with less than 5% fat.
To conclude, vegetarian haggis has between 10-14 syns according to where you buy it from and how it is made, most of the high syns are due to the oats inside. We would always suggest choosing veggie haggis over meat haggis if you want to save syns or try our SW friendly recipe above which keeps your haggis syn friendly.