It is tricky to convert grams to tablespoons and tablespoons to grams. They measure different things (weight vs. volume) and are expressed in different systems of measurement. It is helpful to understand the differences and then use conversion charts to help you with common ingredients. possible to learn how to convert grams to tablespoons for common ingredients.
What Is a Gram?
A gram is a unit of measurement in the metric system. It measures weight or mass and is abbreviated as g. It is equivalent to 0.035 ounces (oz). This metric system is based on multiples of ten. The smaller or larger units are determined by multiplying or dividing the basic units by ten. For example, 1 gram is made up of 1,000 milligrams (mg), and 1 kilogram (kg) is made up of 1,000 grams.
What Is a Tablespoon?
A tablespoon is a unit of measurement for volume in the U.S. imperial system. It is equal to about 15 milliliters (mL). One tablespoon is made up of 3 teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup. A tablespoon is abbreviated as tablespoon.
Grams Vs. Tablespoons
To convert grams to tablespoons or tablespoons to grams, you must take into account the density of the ingredient being measured. Density is a key factor in the conversion between weight and volume. If two ingredients have different densities, then one tablespoon of each will have different weights.
For example, 1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar weighs about 12.18 grams, but 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar weighs about 7.56 grams. Even though they take up the same amount of space (volume), they have different weights.
Converting Grams to Tablespoons
Grams to Tablespoons converter: water, flour, sugar, salt, butter (g to tbsp)
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Since there is not a simple conversion for grams to teaspoons, you can use conversion tables for common recipe ingredients. For more accuracy, you can use a kitchen scale rather than relying on conversion charts. But these charts will work in a pinch.
Ingredient Grams in 1 Tablespoon Tablespoons in 1 gram
Flour 7.82 g 0.13 tablespoon Granulated sugar 12.55 g 0.08 Tbsp
Powdered sugar 7.56 g 0.13 Tbsp
Brown sugar (packed) 12.18 g 0.08 Tbsp
Salt 17.76 g 0.06 Tbsp
Oil 13.6 g 0.07 Tbsp
Butter 14.18 g 0.07 Tbsp
Baking soda 10.19 g 0.1 Tbsp
Baking powder 13.31 g 0.08 Tbsp
Cocoa powder 9.48 g 0.11 Tbsp
Grams and tablespoons measure different things (weight vs. volume). To be accurate in converting between grams and tablespoons, you can use a kitchen scale or consult conversion charts for common ingredients. Converting grams to tablespoons requires some knowledge and effort, but it is possible with the right tools and information.