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Lean mince (not extra lean)

Discussion in 'Syn Values' started by Yellow Ribbon, 26 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. Yellow Ribbon

    Yellow Ribbon Full Member

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    I searched and found this:

    "The lean mince is syned but it's only 1/2 a syn per 28g raw weight, so you are probably still within your syn allowance. Hope this helps."

    but it was from a while ago - can anybody tell me if this is correct?
     
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    Basic/Non Branded Foods Beef, mince, lean 28g raw

    [​IMG] ½ Syn on Extra Easy [​IMG] Original ½ Syn [​IMG] Green 2½ Syns


    Yes its still right. It needs to be "EXTRA LEAN" to be syn free...

    Basic/Non Branded Foods Beef, mince, extra lean 28g raw

    [​IMG] 0 Syn on Extra Easy [​IMG] Original Free [​IMG] Green 2 Syns
     
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    Thank you - I couldn't get any extra lean - I'm quite relieved that's all it is, should easily be able to save enough syns.
     
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    My class leader told me if a dry fry the normal mince then scold it with hot water through a colinder to get rid of the fat that this will count at syn free.
     
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    I was told the same thing, i get my mince from the butcher and can only get lean so i do this, although i never get alot of fat out of it anyway.
     
  7. Stefanie

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    I get tesco healthy options lean mince as they don't do extra lean and I drain off any fat. I have never synned for this as to me it is free. If I don't lose weight one week I will syn, but so far it hasn't affected me.
     
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    I would have thought that doing that would get rid of most of the taste as well!
     
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    I buy steak mince, as I do most of the family shopping in Aldi and don't see the point in getting something special just for me, or having to shop elsewhere. I have always dry fried and then put mince in colander and poured boiling water over it, I also clean out the frying pan and then cook the mince a bit longer, season it, so it browns it up a bit more.
     
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    The tesco here doesn't do that one as I used to buy that back in Scotland...we only have the tesco lean mince here....wish they would show some parity the wee raspers! (my other swear wasn't allowed) :)
     
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    Have you tried asking them to stock it and telling them that SW members would buy it if they did?
     
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    This is not true im afraid - SW HQ has said this does not make it syn free :(
     
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    I could certainly try, only issue may be that slimming world hasn't really taken off here...had to join online as they have no classes near me. But I can only ask, what's the worst that could happen.... :)
     
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    Sorry - hadn't noticed that you weren't in the UK! But still, it costs nothing to ask.
     
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