How many Syns are in an Avocado? | Slimming World

Over in our Facebook Group, one of the questions we’re asked over and over again is, ‘How many Syns are in an Avocado?’

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How many Syns are in an Avocado? | Slimming World
Are they free?

A common misconception, often amongst new members, is that avocados are Free food. There’s a theory that this is because an avocado pear is classified as a fruit.
Sadly, they’re not free, much as we’d like them to be!

Health Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are full of fat. However, the fat in an avocado is the heart-healthy, monounsaturated kind of fat like that found in olive oil.  So avocados are actually full of health benefits!

How many Syns are in an Avocado? | Slimming WorldThe subject of Syns in avocados can be controversial. Many people think the health benefits mean that avocados should be a Free food. However, failure to count Syns accurately can have a big impact on your weight loss.

How do I work out the Syn value?

According to the Slimming World app, there are two values for avocado. The first listing says that fresh or pureed avocados are 14 Syns each, but there is no mention of size, which can be confusing.

How many Syns are in an Avocado? | Slimming WorldThe more accurate way to count the Syns is usually by weight. Syns Online also says that fresh or pureed avocados should be counted at 9.5 Syns per 100 grams.

Avocado safety!

Avocados are a very versatile fruit. They are often used in dips and salads, more like vegetables. Guacamole, a Mexican dish, is one of the more popular ways to use them.

If you enjoy avocado, you’ll know what a pain they are to prepare. That pesky stone in the middle can be difficult to negotiate and can even lead to hand injuries!

To be really safe, you should use a tool designed for the job, such as this 3-in-1 Avocado Tool from Amazon.

Avo without the aggro!

Thankfully, the days of ‘Avocado Hand’ may soon be over! Marks and Spencer have just launched a new product, called the ‘Cocktail Avocado’.

It’s a stoneless avocado that’s 5cm-8cm (2-3 inches) long, with a smooth edible skin, so it can be sliced or eaten whole.

How many Syns are in an Avocado? | Slimming WorldOf course, whether you choose to Syn your avocado is down to personal choice at the end of the day.

Remember that to truly follow the Slimming World plan, you need to fill up on Free Foods, making sure to include 1/3 Speed Foods wherever possible. Don’t forget your Healthy Extra A and B choices, and of course you can enjoy your 5-15 Syns, too!

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