Convert Cups of Salt to Grams

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1 c = 273.12 g

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How to Convert Cups to Grams

Professional chefs, bakers, and even home cooks will eventually need to know how to convert salt from cups to grams for any variety of recipes.

To convert a measurement in cups to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 273.12 grams/cup.

Since one cup of salt is equal to 273.12 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = cups × 273.12

The amount of salt in grams is equal to the amount of salt in cups multiplied by 273.12.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 c × 273.12) = 1,365.6 g

How Many Grams Are in a Cup of Salt?

There are 273.12 grams in a cup of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 c = 273.12 g

Cups and grams are both units used to measure the amount of salt. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Cup?

A cup of salt is equal to 16 tablespoons of salt.

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Learn more about cups.

What Is a Gram?

One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt. However, the weight of salt depends on its crystal size and density.

Professional chefs and bakers should always check the packaging for the density of salt they're using, as it can alter the outcome of a recipe.

Salt is a combination of sodium and chloride, and one gram contains about 388mg of sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a daily sodium intake of less than 2,300mg, or 2.3 grams at a maximum, and ideally less than 1,500mg or 1.5 grams.[1]

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

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Cup to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various cup measurements converted to grams.
Cups Grams
1 c 273.12 g
2 c 546.24 g
3 c 819.36 g
4 c 1,092 g
5 c 1,366 g
6 c 1,639 g
7 c 1,912 g
8 c 2,185 g
9 c 2,458 g
10 c 2,731 g
11 c 3,004 g
12 c 3,277 g
13 c 3,551 g
14 c 3,824 g
15 c 4,097 g
16 c 4,370 g
17 c 4,643 g
18 c 4,916 g
19 c 5,189 g
20 c 5,462 g
21 c 5,736 g
22 c 6,009 g
23 c 6,282 g
24 c 6,555 g
25 c 6,828 g
26 c 7,101 g
27 c 7,374 g
28 c 7,647 g
29 c 7,920 g
30 c 8,194 g
31 c 8,467 g
32 c 8,740 g
33 c 9,013 g
34 c 9,286 g
35 c 9,559 g
36 c 9,832 g
37 c 10,105 g
38 c 10,379 g
39 c 10,652 g
40 c 10,925 g


  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?,

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