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syns in cooking with alcohol

S: 18st13lb C: 10st12lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 8st1lb(42.64%)
This subject has come up a couple of times recently (does the syn value of alcohol reduce when cooking with it as the alcohol is burned off?) so I wrote to SW to get the answer from the horses mouth.

They have just replied as follows:

"Sadly cooking with alcohol does not change the nutritional breakdown of it in any way; therefore the Syns will remain the same after this process."

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S: 15st0lb C: 15st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
ive been told that cookin with booze it all evapourates!!

Fallen Angel

Starting again!!
S: 19st8lb C: 17st5.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 39.3 Loss: 2st2.5lb(11.13%)
I think the alcohol evaporates but the 'sugars' remain. Bugger!


I want to be fitter again
S: 11st8lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 0st8lb(4.94%)
I did a little research on this topic. The alcohol takes at least 3 hours to evaporate completely. However as less water is lost through slow cooking in a slow crock pot you will actually need less alcohol to add flavour x
S: 13st0lb C: 9st9lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 3st5lb(25.82%)
I never even though about it I always syn it at full value, what is .5- 1 syn per meal for yummy gravy and pasta sauce? I use half a glass (sometimes less) and split the meal 4 ways.

My fave meal is quorn sasuages cooked in red wine gravy, with tons of mushrooms, caramalized onions, veg and tons of creamy mash Max 1 syn with .5 HEA

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