Grams of Salt Conversion Calculator

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What Is a Gram?

A gram is a unit used to measure salt.

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.

How Much Is a Gram of Salt?

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]

How to Convert Grams of Salt

To convert grams to another salt measurement, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for grams in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the salt measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

grams × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

Gram Conversion Table

Grams and the equivalent salt volume and weight values
grams smidgens pinches dashes teaspoons tablespoons cups
1 g 5.623902 2.811951 1.405975 0.175747 tsp 0.058582 tbsp 0.003661 c
2 g 11.247803 5.623902 2.811951 0.351494 tsp 0.117165 tbsp 0.007323 c
3 g 16.871705 8.435852 4.217926 0.527241 tsp 0.175747 tbsp 0.010984 c
4 g 22.495606 11.247803 5.623902 0.702988 tsp 0.234329 tbsp 0.014646 c
5 g 28.119508 14.059754 7.029877 0.878735 tsp 0.292912 tbsp 0.018307 c
6 g 33.743409 16.871705 8.435852 1.054482 tsp 0.351494 tbsp 0.021968 c
7 g 39.367311 19.683656 9.841828 1.230228 tsp 0.410076 tbsp 0.02563 c
8 g 44.991213 22.495606 11.247803 1.405975 tsp 0.468658 tbsp 0.029291 c
9 g 50.615114 25.307557 12.653779 1.581722 tsp 0.527241 tbsp 0.032953 c
10 g 56.239016 28.119508 14.059754 1.757469 tsp 0.585823 tbsp 0.036614 c
11 g 61.862917 30.931459 15.465729 1.933216 tsp 0.644405 tbsp 0.040275 c
12 g 67.486819 33.743409 16.871705 2.108963 tsp 0.702988 tbsp 0.043937 c
13 g 73.110721 36.55536 18.27768 2.28471 tsp 0.76157 tbsp 0.047598 c
14 g 78.734622 39.367311 19.683656 2.460457 tsp 0.820152 tbsp 0.05126 c
15 g 84.358524 42.179262 21.089631 2.636204 tsp 0.878735 tbsp 0.054921 c
16 g 89.982425 44.991213 22.495606 2.811951 tsp 0.937317 tbsp 0.058582 c
17 g 95.606327 47.803163 23.901582 2.987698 tsp 0.995899 tbsp 0.062244 c
18 g 101.230228 50.615114 25.307557 3.163445 tsp 1.054482 tbsp 0.065905 c
19 g 106.85413 53.427065 26.713533 3.339192 tsp 1.113064 tbsp 0.069566 c
20 g 112.478032 56.239016 28.119508 3.514938 tsp 1.171646 tbsp 0.073228 c

Gram Conversion Calculators

You can also convert salt volume using one of our gram converters below.

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
  2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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