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Conversion Chart for Common Food Ingredients

Understanding food measurement and conversion is essential. I have compiled the conversion chart to help you hack simple kitchen measurements to avoid food mistakes. Get the correct measurement and make a delicious meal today.

A comprehensive conversion chart for common food ingredients.

One of the secrets of making a great meal is getting the measurements right. I ensure that the basic measurement tools are in my kitchen. I use them to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.

While you can get away with some recipes without measuring with any tool, most recipes cooked without proper measurement will be a disaster. There is a science behind mixing ingredients. If you miss the correct measurement of one of the ingredients, especially baking, you will not like the result.

You can avoid the disaster by starting with the right measurement. At this point, let me show you the essential kitchen measurement tool you need to have.

Kitchen Measurement tool

  • Measuring Spoon – Get tablespoon and teaspoon measurements in your kitchen. You can check my post on how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon to learn more about spoon conversion.
  • Measuring Cups – You need measuring cups for both dry and wet ingredients.
  • Kitchen Scale – You can use the scale when your recipes are measured in grams. Also, the kitchen scale is good for ingredients that need no cup measurements.

My Homemade Conversion Chart for Common Food Ingredients

Ingredient1 cup¾ cup⅔ cup½ cup⅓ cup¼ cup1 tbsp1 tsp
Flour (sieved)110g80g70g55g35g27g13g4g
Sugar (granulated)200g150g130g100g65g50g25g8g
Icing Sugar100g75g70g50g35g25g13g4g
Brown Sugar180g135g120g90g60g45g23g8g
Cornflour (corn starch)120g90g80g60g40g30g15g5g
Rice (uncooked)190g140g125g95g65g48g24g8g
Couscous (uncooked)180g135g120g90g60g45g22g7g
Oats (uncooked)90g65g60g45g30g22g11g4g
Table Salt300g230g200g150g100g75g40g12g
Vegetable Shortening190g140g125g95g65g48g24g8g
Nuts (chopped)150g110g100g75g50g40g20g7g
Nuts (ground)120g90g80g60g40g30g15g5g
Breadcrumbs (fresh)60g45g40g30g20g15g10g3g
Breadcrumbs (dry)150g110g100g75g50g40g20g7g
Sultanas / Raisins200g150g130g100g65g50g22g7g
Whole Wheat Flour120g90g80g60g40g30g15g5g
All-Purpose Flour125g95g85g63g42g31g16g5g
Self-Rising Flour125g95g85g63g42g31g16g5g
Heavy Cream240g180g160g120g80g60g30g10g
Grated Cheese120g90g80g60g40g30g15g5g
Baking Powder192g144g128g96g64g48g24g8g
Baking Soda192g144g128g96g64g48g24g8g

Remember, these are approximate conversions and can vary depending on the specific ingredient’s texture and packing. Always use proper measuring methods and tools for the best results in your cooking and baking adventures.

Simple Liquid Measurement Conversion you should know.

Fluid ounces (fl. Oz)Cups (C)Pints (pt.)Quart (qt)Milliliter (ML)
8 fl. Oz1 C½ pt.¼ qt240 ml
16 fl. Oz2 C1 pt.½ qt480 ml
32 fl. Oz4 C2 pt.1 qt950 ml
128 fl. Oz16 C8 pt.4 qt3785 ml / 3.785 liters

Simple Dry Measurement Conversion you should know

Teaspoons (tsp)Tablespoons (tbsp)OuncesCups (C)
3 tsp1 tbsp½1/16 C
6 tsp2 tbsp11/8 C
12 tsp4 tbsp21/4 C
24 tsp8 tbsp41/2 C
36 tsp12 tbsp63/4 C
48 tsp16 tbsp81 C

FAQs, Substitutes, and Pro Tips

  • Are weight and volume measures always accurate?

Weight measures are considered more accurate as volume can vary based on the density of the ingredient.

  • Can I substitute one form of measure for another?

In baking recipes, it’s important to follow the measure stated, as precision is key. However, in regular cooking, measures can be flexible.

Take it from me, using this chart is like keeping your own personal kitchen assistant! Happy cooking!

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