One of the most common syn value questions I get asked quite often from both my members and other people is the syn values for Mithai and related products. These delicious treats originating from the Indian Subcontinent are often eaten at special occasions like weddings and Eid. Well you can eat (and buy them) them all year round if you wish but be careful of over consuming these lovely delicacies as they are extremely high in sugar and fat content!
To get accurate syn values for mithai is not an easy task. Mithai vary from shop to shop, there are many variations in recipes, different sizes and unfortunately they never come with nutritional information on the boxes.
I have done some research and tried to work out average syn values for common mithai so my members can have an idea on how many syns roughly to count for them. I hope this is useful especially with Ramadan coming up, the Eid celebrations straight after and then particularly the summer Wedding season. Please bear in mind that these are average syns values, not exact figures so please use your best judgement and adjust syn values accordingly. If you are still not sure of syn values, it is better to over estimate rather than under estimate to protect your weight loss.
The values are per one standard ‘shop bought’ piece unless specified.
I have to admit I was so shocked with the syn value for Halwa Puri with Chana. It is crazy how high it is!
Balushai – 6.5 syns
Barfi – 6.5 syns
Bessan Ladoo- 7 syns
Boondi- 13.5 syns
Jalebi – a single piece weighing on average 25g is 4.5 syns
Gajar Halwa – 13.5 syns
Gulab Jamun – 7.5 syns
Habshi Halwa – 41 syns
Halwa Puri with Chana – 60 syns
Kaju Katli – 3 syns
Kheer – 1/2 cup serving 14 syns
Ladoo – 12.5 syns
Patissa – 7.5 syns
Rasgulla – 9.5 syns
Shakarpara – 6.5 syns
White Cham Cham – 9 syns