These easy-to-use conversion charts can help you convert your recipes to the measuring system you"re most familiar with.

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Nested graduated dry measuring cups are used to measure flour, sugar and other dry and solid ingredients. Measuring dry ingredients in a glass measuring cup will result in an inaccurate measurement.

Dry Ingredient Metric Conversion Chart

Measure Ounces Pounds Milligrams Grams Kilograms
1 ounce 1 1/16 2835 28.35 .028
1 pound 16 1 454 .454
1 milligram 1/29000 1 .001 .000001
1 gram .032 .002 1000 1 .001

Measuring all-purpose flour Stir flour first, then lightly spoon into dry measuring cup. Use a metal spatula or the straight edge of a table knife to level flour so it is even with the top of the cup. Do not pack flour into measuring cup or tap filled cup on counter.

Measuring granulated or powdered sugar, corn meal, wheat germ and oats Spoon into drying measuring cup and level even with the top of a cup with a metal spatula.

Measuring brown sugar and vegetable shortening Firmly pack into dry measuring cup, then level even with the top of the cup with a metal spatula.


Measure liquid ingredients such as milk, vegetable oil and fruit juice in a glass or plastic measuring cup with a spout for pouring: Place measuring cup on a level surface ar

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Measure small amounts of dry and liquid ingredients, usually 3 tablespoons or less, in measuring spoons. They are sold in sets typically containing a 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon.

Small amounts of dry ingredients should be measured in measuring spoons using the same technique used for dry measuring cups. Small amounts of liquid ingredients should be measured in measuring spoons by carefully filling with liquid until it reaches the top of the spoon.

Baking Ingredient Yield Planning to bake but don"t know how much of an ingredient to purchase? This chart will help make shopping for baking ingredients a snap!

Ingredient Quantity to Buy Yield
Apples 1 medium 1 cup sliced
Graham crackers 15 1 cup fine crumbs
Whipping cream 1 cup 2 cups whipped
Dried fruit 1 pound 2-1/2 cups chopped or small pieces
Raisins 1 pound 2-1/2 cups
Eggs 5 medium 1 cup
8 medium egg whites 1 cup
12 to 14 medium egg yolks 1 cup
Flour 1 pound, sifted 4 cups
Lemon, juice 1 lemon 2 to 3 tablespoons juice
Lemon, peel or rind 1 lemon 2 teaspoons grated peel
Lime, juice 1 lime 1 tablespoon juice
Peanuts 5 ounces 1 cup
Pecan halves 3-3/4 ounces 1 cup
Pecans, chopped 4-1/4 ounces 1 cup
Walnuts, chopped 4-1/2 ounces 1 cup
Walnut halves 3-1/2 ounces 1 cup
Orange, juice 1 orange 1/3 to 1/2 cup juice
Sugar, brown 1 pound 2-1/4 cups firmly packed
Sugar, powdered (confectioners") 1 pound 3-1/2 to 4 cups sifted
Sugar, granulated (white) 1 pound 2 cups