Teaspoons to Grams Converter

Convert teaspoons to grams (US tsp or UK tsp). Calculate X teaspoons in grams for a specific ingredient such as water, sugar, salt, etc. when following a recipe. Learn how many grams are in a teaspoon.

   
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  1. Teaspoons and grams in recipes
  2. How much is one teaspoon in grams?
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    Teaspoons and grams in recipes

A teaspoon is a unit of volume used in cooking recipes. The most often used definition is that of the US teaspoon defined as 5 ml of volume. Ingredient quantities in some older recipes might use Imperial teaspoons which equal 6 ml of volume. Both the US and UK teaspoons are supported in this converter.

The gram is an internationally recognized unit for measuring mass. In cooking and recipes it commonly denotes the mass of both liquid and solid ingredients. Specifying recipe measurements in units of mass such as the gram is recommended as it fosters unambiguous interpretation and ensures one is able to follow the recipe accurately. Still, a lot of cooking recipes list quantities in cups and spoons instead making it necessary to take an additional step and introducing uncertainty with regard to the actual quantity needed.

    How much is one teaspoon in grams?

This question does not have a direct answer. One needs to first specify the ingredient in question since diferent ingredients have different densities meaning that a teaspoon of water weighs about 5 grams, while a teaspoon of salt weighs over 11 grams. Once the density is specified, a teaspoon in grams can be calculated by multiplying one by the density per milliliter divided by five.

Our tsp to grams converter features a drop-down with common recipe ingredients with known average bulk density. This allows conversion with reasonable accuracy without needing to know each ingredient's density.

    Converting teaspoons to grams

To perform the conversion from teaspoons to grams, first make sure you know the density of the ingredient. For example, if a cooking recipe includes two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of salt, this is how the conversion would work out:

Two teaspoons of sugar to grams

Sample task: convert two teaspoons of sugar to grams, knowing that the density of water is 0.84 gram per milliliter and using the US definition of a teaspoon, meaning a teaspoon holds 5 ml. Solution:

Formula:
tsp * 5 = g
Calculation:
2 tsp * 5 = 10 g
End result:
2 tsp is equal to 10 g

One teaspoon of salt to grams

Sample task: convert one teaspoon of salt to grams, knowing that the density of salt is 2.2 grams per milliliter and a teaspoon holds 5 ml. Solution:

Formula:
tsp * 11 = g
Calculation:
1 tsp * 11 = 11 g
End result:
1 tsp is equal to 11 g


    Tsp to grams conversion tables

These tsp to g conversion charts can be used as a quick reference for ingredients often encountered in cooking recipes.

Teaspoons of salt to grams conversion table

Below is a conversion chart in teaspoons of salt and the corresponding number of grams.

Teaspoons of salt to grams conversion table
Teaspoons of salt Grams of salt
½ tsp 5 g
1 tsp 11 g
2 tsp 22 g
3 tsp 33 g
4 tsp 44 g
5 tsp 55 g

Tsp of sugar to grams conversion table

Below is a conversion chart between teaspoons of sugar and their equivalent in grams according to the US convention for a teaspoon.

Teaspoons of sugar to grams conversion table
Teaspoons of sugar Grams of sugar
½ tsp 2 g
1 tsp 4 g
2 tsp 8 g
3 tsp 12 g
4 tsp 16 g
5 tsp 20 g

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