Pinches Conversion

The pinch is a unit used to measure salt volume. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about pinches.

Pinch Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of salt volume to convert to.

Convert pinches to smidgens
1 pinch is equal to 2 smidgens
Convert pinches to dashes
1 pinch is equal to 0.5 dashes
Convert pinches to teaspoons
1 pinch is equal to 0.0625 teaspoons
Convert pinches to tablespoons
1 pinch is equal to 0.020833 tablespoons
Convert pinches to cups
1 pinch is equal to 0.001302 cups
Convert pinches to grams
1 pinch is equal to 0.355625 grams

Pinch Definition and Usage

A pinch is a small unit used in cooking, typically used to measure salt and other spices when seasoning. One pinch is equal to the amount of seasoning that can be taken between your thumb and finger, or 1/2 of a dash. The pinch is a rough measurement, but is commonly considered to be equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon.

Pinches Measurement Conversion Table

Common pinch values and equivalent imperial and metric salt volume measurements
pinches smidgens dashes teaspoons tablespoons cups grams
1 2 0.5 0.0625 tsp 0.020833 tbsp 0.001302 c 0.355625 g
2 4 1 0.125 tsp 0.041667 tbsp 0.002604 c 0.71125 g
3 6 1.5 0.1875 tsp 0.0625 tbsp 0.003906 c 1.066875 g
4 8 2 0.25 tsp 0.083333 tbsp 0.005208 c 1.4225 g
5 10 2.5 0.3125 tsp 0.104167 tbsp 0.00651 c 1.778125 g
6 12 3 0.375 tsp 0.125 tbsp 0.007813 c 2.13375 g
7 14 3.5 0.4375 tsp 0.145833 tbsp 0.009115 c 2.489375 g
8 16 4 0.5 tsp 0.166667 tbsp 0.010417 c 2.845 g
9 18 4.5 0.5625 tsp 0.1875 tbsp 0.011719 c 3.200625 g
10 20 5 0.625 tsp 0.208333 tbsp 0.013021 c 3.55625 g
11 22 5.5 0.6875 tsp 0.229167 tbsp 0.014323 c 3.911875 g
12 24 6 0.75 tsp 0.25 tbsp 0.015625 c 4.2675 g
13 26 6.5 0.8125 tsp 0.270833 tbsp 0.016927 c 4.623125 g
14 28 7 0.875 tsp 0.291667 tbsp 0.018229 c 4.97875 g
15 30 7.5 0.9375 tsp 0.3125 tbsp 0.019531 c 5.334375 g
16 32 8 1 tsp 0.333333 tbsp 0.020833 c 5.69 g
17 34 8.5 1.0625 tsp 0.354167 tbsp 0.022135 c 6.045625 g
18 36 9 1.125 tsp 0.375 tbsp 0.023438 c 6.40125 g
19 38 9.5 1.1875 tsp 0.395833 tbsp 0.02474 c 6.756875 g
20 40 10 1.25 tsp 0.416667 tbsp 0.026042 c 7.1125 g

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.