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Discussion in 'Syn Values' started by warnawoo, 1 March 2014 Social URL.

  1. warnawoo

    warnawoo Member

    is lean mince free on ee and red plans or does it have to be extra lean mince? or is there a sin value in both?:confused:
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  3. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Extra lean is generally free (check the fat content is typically less than 5% fat per 100g) whereas lean (or typically less than 12% fat) is 2 syns per 100g raw weight.
    Last edited: 7 March 2014
  4. warnawoo

    warnawoo Member

    Many thanks x

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  5. rm247

    rm247 Full Member

    I need some advice as to where I can buy actual lean mince from. All the shops I've tried their mince is still well over 5% fat.
  6. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    I thought all mince came with a certain amount of fat content according to whether it was lean or extra lean. Isn't it that that binds it? Unless you bought a mincer and minced some lean steak with the fat removed. Or spoke to an actual butcher who may be able to do that for you.
  7. rm247

    rm247 Full Member

    I'm basing it off the fact that the SW books all refer to mince at less than 5% fat as being FREE, whilst mince at a higher fat percentage isn't.
  8. SallyVater

    SallyVater Gold Member

    Sainsbury's and Asda both do Extra Lean mince. I've got to be honest, if it says Extra Lean on it from either of those place, then I take it as free!
  9. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Then I need to correct me earlier post because I remembered it differently. But most supermarkets extra lean is listed on syns online as free so that's what i go by :)
  10. NewMe14

    NewMe14 Gold Member

    aldi do one also and it is less than 5% fat
  11. brody-maddison

    brody-maddison New Member

    I've never seen 5% in Aldi, only the 12%.
  12. Nanny Doreen

    Nanny Doreen Gold Member

    Tesco does a less than 5% fat. Some of their extra lean is 12% so be careful. Just because it says extra lean does not mean that it is free.
  13. pippalata

    pippalata Gold Member

    Any idea where I can get extra lean lamb mince from?
  14. Nanny Doreen

    Nanny Doreen Gold Member

    I have seen it in Sainsbury but don`t get in there very often, They do sell Turkey mince

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