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When we cook we use the measurements of ingredients from the recipe. However, we are not always able to measure an ingredient properly since not everyone has a kitchen scales. And although we want to show our cooking skills and eat well, we are unsure whether our meal will be how it should. Measuring ingredients properly is important not only when you are on a diet. When controlling calorie intake, we need to know exactly what and how much we can use. So reading this article is certainly a good idea!

A cup has about 240 ml depending on your country’s measurement system (e.g.1 US cup has 236.58 ml). Additionally, conversion to grams is more complicated and determined by the product so overall you should look it up on the Internet. The most commonly used ingredients convert as follows:

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs – 125 grams
  • 1 cup flour – 125 grams
  • 1 cup sugar – 201 grams
  • 1 cup cocoa powder – 100 grams

There are approximately 14.78 ml in a tablespoon. When converting tablespoons to grams, the process is the same – you need to look up every ingredient. For example:

  • 1 tbsp butter – 14.2 grams
  • 1 tbsp honey – 21 grams
  • 1 tbsp ground coffee – 5 grams
  • 1 tbsp baking powder – 14.38 grams

There are approximately 4.92 ml in a teaspoon. When converting teaspoons to grams, again, consult the Internet. Here are some example conversions:

  • 1 tsp salt – 5.9 grams
  • 1 tsp jam – 15 grams
  • 1 tsp gelatin – 3 grams
  • 1 tsp sugar – 4 grams

A pinch – you can’t precisely say how much it is. Simply put, a pinch means using very little product.

Interesting info:

  • a medium egg weighs 50 grams
  • a medium banana weighs 50 grams
  • a kaiser roll weighs 58 grams
  • a medium cucumber weighs 180 grams

Do you use a kitchen scales or trust the measurements given in the article?

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