Convert Dashes of Salt to Grams

Enter the amount of salt in dashes below to get the value converted to grams.

Result in Grams:

1 dash = 0.71125 g

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How to Convert Dashes to Grams

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

To convert a measurement in dashes to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 0.71125 grams/dash.

Since one dash of salt is equal to 0.71125 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = dashes × 0.71125

The amount of salt in grams is equal to the amount of salt in dashes multiplied by 0.71125.

For example, here's how to convert 5 dashes to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 dashes × 0.71125) = 3.55625 g

How Many Grams Are in a Dash of Salt?

There are 0.71125 grams in a dash of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 dashes = 0.71125 g

Dashes 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 Dash?

A dash is a small cooking unit that is usually used to measure seasonings and spices, including salt. One dash is vague measurement that is roughly equal to 1/8 of a teaspoon or 2 pinches.

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.

Dash to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various dash measurements converted to grams.
Dashes Grams
1 0.71125 g
2 1.4225 g
3 2.1338 g
4 2.845 g
5 3.5563 g
6 4.2675 g
7 4.9788 g
8 5.69 g
9 6.4013 g
10 7.1125 g
11 7.8238 g
12 8.535 g
13 9.2463 g
14 9.9575 g
15 10.67 g
16 11.38 g
17 12.09 g
18 12.8 g
19 13.51 g
20 14.23 g
21 14.94 g
22 15.65 g
23 16.36 g
24 17.07 g
25 17.78 g
26 18.49 g
27 19.2 g
28 19.92 g
29 20.63 g
30 21.34 g
31 22.05 g
32 22.76 g
33 23.47 g
34 24.18 g
35 24.89 g
36 25.61 g
37 26.32 g
38 27.03 g
39 27.74 g
40 28.45 g

References

1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?, https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sodium/how-much-sodium-should-i-eat-per-day