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Unfortunately there is no single measurement system that is used throughout the world; different countries practice seperate systems (such as Imperial, US Standard, and Metric), and it's worth nothing that there are also different ways of measuring ingredients. Dry ingredients in some countries (ie. U.K.) are measured by weight (e.g. ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms), and in others (ie. U.S.) by volume (e.g. tablespoons, cups, milliliters, liters).

Some of the measuring tools used in these countries even differ in size (1 cup has the following equivalents: U.S. = 237 milliliters, U.K. = 284 milliliters, and Australia = 250 milliliters.), so a few recipes can be even more confusing. Most of the recipes on COOKITSIMPLY.COM specify more than one unit for each amount of an ingredient, which you can use as a comparison to make sure you have the right amount.

standard unit measurements

cup equivalents in grams (g)

Choose a food group (ie. almonds) to see a list of products (ie. almonds, chopped) with the cup equivalents in grams (g) for various cup amounts. The lists also include the equivalents in ounces (oz).



metric to imperial

metric imperial/american

 

metric imperial/american
8 g 1/4 oz

 

325 g 11 oz
15 g 1/2 oz

 

350 g 12 oz
20 g 3/4 oz

 

375 g 13 oz
25 g 1 oz

 

400 g 14 oz
30 g 1 oz

 

425 g 15 oz
45 g 1 1/2 oz

 

450 g 16 oz (1 lb)
50 g 1 3/4 oz

 

550 g 1 1/4 lb
55 g 2 oz

 

675 g 1 1/2 lb
75 g 2 1/2 oz

 

700 g 1 2/3 lb
85 g 3 oz

 

800 g 1 3/4 lb
100 g 3 1/2 oz

 

900 g 2 lb
115 g 4 oz

 

1 kg 2 1/4 lb
125 g 4 1/2 oz

 

1.35 kg 3 lb
140 g 5 oz

 

1.5 kg 3 1/2 lb
150 g 5 1/2 oz

 

1.8 kg 4 lb
170 g 6 oz

 

2 kg 4 1/2 lb
192 g 6 1/2 oz

 

2.3 kg 5 lb
200 g 7 oz

 

2.5 kg 5 1/2 lb
210 g 7 1/2 oz

 

2.7 kg 6 lb
225 g 8 oz

 

3 kg 6 1/2 lb
250 g 8 1/2 oz

 

3.2 kg 7 lb
255 g 9 oz

 

3.5 kg 8 lb
275 g 9 1/2 oz

 

4 kg 9 lb
285 g 10 oz

 

4.5 kg 10 lb
300 g 10 1/2 oz

 

5 kg 11 lb


american can sizes

  weight (g) weight (oz) cups servings
1/4
115 4 1/2 1
3/8
170 6 3/4 1
1/2
225 8 1 2
1 picnic
300 10 1/2 1 1/4 2 - 3
211
340 12 1 1/2 3 - 4
300
380 13 1/2 1 3/4 3 - 4
303
440 15 1/2 2 4
2
570 20 2 1/2 5
2 1/2
810 28 1/2 3 1/2 7
3
950 33 1/2 4 1/4 8
3 cylinder
1300 46 5 3/4 10 - 12
5
1600 56 7 14
10
3000 103 1/2 13 25


butter measurements

  weight (g) weight (oz) weight (lb) cups
1/2 stick
55 2 1/8 1/4
1 stick
110 4 1/4 1/2
2 sticks
225 8 1/2 1
4 sticks
450 16 1 2


liquid measurements

Liquid units are somewhat less complicated than standard food units, but similar from the outset. Ounces and millilitres (the liquid equivalent of grams) are the most common, although cups can also be used.

Spoons are frequently used for small amounts; shots, jiggers, splashes, dashes, measures and the like are more noticeably used for the concoction of drinks and cocktails.

standard liquid units

  ml ounces (oz)
dash
0.9 1/32
teaspoon
3.7 1/8
tablespoon
11.1 3/8
pony
29.5 1
shot
29.5 1
splash
3.7 1/8
measure (msr)
26.5 0.9
mickey
384 13
jigger
44.5 1 1/2
wine glass
119 4
split
177 6
cup
257 8
miniature (nip)
59.2 2
half pint (US)
257 8
half pint (UK)
284 9.6
tenth
378.88 12.8
pint (US)
472 16
pint (UK)
568 19.3
fifth
755.2 25.6
quart
944 32
Imperial quart
1137 38.4
half gallon (US)
1894 64
gallon (US)
3789 128
 

wine and champagne units

  litres ounces (oz)
split (1/4 btl)
0.177 6
"pint" (1/2 btl)
0.3752 12
"Quart" (1 btl)
0.739 25
magnum (2 btls)
1.478 52
jeroboam (4 btls)
2.956 104
tappit-hen
3.788 128
rehoboam (6 btls)
4.434  
methuselah (8 btls)
5.912  
salmanazar (12 btls)
8.868  
balthazar (16 btls)
11.824  
nebuchadnezzar (20 btls)
14.780  
demijohn (4.9 gallons)
18.66  


metric measurements

metric system is based on tens, thus:
  ml cl dl
ml 1 0.1 0.01
cl 10 1 0.1
dl 100 10 1
ml = millilitre, cl = centilitre, dl = decilitre
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