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Tinned fruit.

Discussion in 'Syn Values' started by PrincessPink-x, 17 June 2014 Social URL.

  1. PrincessPink-x

    PrincessPink-x Full Member

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    How bad is tinned fruit in juice? I know it's synned but I don't really get why it's so expensive to keep buying lots of different fresh fruit and would be much easier to buy tinned, but don't want to waste syns
     
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  3. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

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    Frozen fruit is syn free and not expensive. Also, dont know if you can, but I find local fruit/veg shops so much cheaper than a supermarket - I can get 2 punnets of raspberries for a quid at the minute whereas Tesco is 1 for £2!!

    Tinned is synned because the canning process "cooks" the fruit and does something to the sugar content I think
     
  4. LV30

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    I find it v. expensive too. I do look around for bargains. I went shopping on Saturday, and I know that tomorrow, i'll have to go and buy some more fruit... also you really can't stock up on strawbs and raspberries, because they don't last!!

    But, I shouldn't complain because I am loving all this fresh food! lol And the sun is shining so it really does make you think that summer could be here!! Hoorah!!

    Lx
     
  5. PrincessPink-x

    PrincessPink-x Full Member

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    Thanx that makes sense about the canning/cooking process. I'm so lazy just order everything from tesco really should shop around.
    Anyone know what links fruit is like as I keep meaning to try my local one.
    Also what fruit do u eat as I need some more variety
     
  6. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

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    I always buy a pineapple and a melon from Tesco (usually on some sort of special deal). Then I chop it up in to a large lidded plastic container and add kiwi, orange, apple whatever I've got in. Its great to keep in the fridge to just dive in to especially with a dollop of natural yoghurt on (with a bit of Splenda mixed in to sweeten)
     
  7. LV30

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    Today, in work with me, i have strawbs, black and green grapes and some blueberries. Had a banana for breakfast. At home i have a melon and pineapple, kiwi, plums and I bought some passionfruit - which is just fab over a meringue nest, a Muller Vanilla Yogurt and some pineapple... etc... !

    Its difficult to know what to buy because there is so much selection at the moment.

    And the other day I had apricots, which i've never bought before, and they were lush!!

    Lxx
     
  8. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

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    I also buy frozen fruits for use in cereals, with yogurt etc, but if you prefer tinned fruit you'll be surprised how low syn it is.
     
  9. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

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    There are a few tinned fruit choices for HE B too if you prefer to have tinned.
    Off the top of my head, pears and prunes.....I love tinned pears!! I haven't had them for years!
    I would be a bit reluctant to use a HE B on something that could otherwise be eaten for FREE though!
     
  10. *EB*

    *EB* Gold Member

    I love strawberries, melon, pineapple, banana, grapes - oh the list goes on.

    Raspberries with mini meringues and low fat squirty cream - delish! x
     
  11. beachbabetobe13

    beachbabetobe13 Silver Member

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    Where did you buy your passionfruit from please? Can't find any in my usual places and I got told it was out of season...I'd only recently started using it and got hooked!!! xx
     
  12. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

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    I get it in Tescos as my son likes it - pack of 3 for £1.50

    Its one of the few fruits that I dislike!!
     
  13. GingerJV

    GingerJV Silver Member

    I love peaches, pears, apples, pineapples, watermelons. melons, grapes, strawberries, all berries in whole (rasberry, blueberry etc), bananas, avocado is also a fruit;-)
     
  14. I think I am right in saying that (sadly) avocado is the only fruit that isn't free.
     
  15. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Gold Member

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    That's right, avocado isn't free, I'm not sure how many syns as it's one of the few things I don't like!!!
     
  16. beachbabetobe13

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    Thanks,will have a look :)
     
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