Smidgens Conversion

The smidgen 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 smidgens.

Smidgen Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of salt volume to convert to.

Convert smidgens to pinches
1 smidgen is equal to 0.5 pinches
Convert smidgens to dashes
1 smidgen is equal to 0.25 dashes
Convert smidgens to teaspoons
1 smidgen is equal to 0.03125 teaspoons
Convert smidgens to tablespoons
1 smidgen is equal to 0.010417 tablespoons
Convert smidgens to cups
1 smidgen is equal to 0.000651 cups
Convert smidgens to grams
1 smidgen is equal to 0.177813 grams

Smidgen Definition and Usage

A smidgen is a very small unit used in cooking, most often used to measure salt and seasonings. One smidgen is equal to 1/2 of a pinch, which is the amount of seasoning that you can "pinch" between your thumb and finger. Although the smidgen is considered a rough measurement, it is generally accepted to be equal to 1/32 of a teaspoon.

Smidgens Measurement Conversion Table

Common smidgen values and equivalent imperial and metric salt volume measurements
smidgens pinches dashes teaspoons tablespoons cups grams
1 0.5 0.25 0.03125 tsp 0.010417 tbsp 0.000651 c 0.177813 g
2 1 0.5 0.0625 tsp 0.020833 tbsp 0.001302 c 0.355625 g
3 1.5 0.75 0.09375 tsp 0.03125 tbsp 0.001953 c 0.533438 g
4 2 1 0.125 tsp 0.041667 tbsp 0.002604 c 0.71125 g
5 2.5 1.25 0.15625 tsp 0.052083 tbsp 0.003255 c 0.889063 g
6 3 1.5 0.1875 tsp 0.0625 tbsp 0.003906 c 1.066875 g
7 3.5 1.75 0.21875 tsp 0.072917 tbsp 0.004557 c 1.244688 g
8 4 2 0.25 tsp 0.083333 tbsp 0.005208 c 1.4225 g
9 4.5 2.25 0.28125 tsp 0.09375 tbsp 0.005859 c 1.600313 g
10 5 2.5 0.3125 tsp 0.104167 tbsp 0.00651 c 1.778125 g
11 5.5 2.75 0.34375 tsp 0.114583 tbsp 0.007161 c 1.955938 g
12 6 3 0.375 tsp 0.125 tbsp 0.007813 c 2.13375 g
13 6.5 3.25 0.40625 tsp 0.135417 tbsp 0.008464 c 2.311563 g
14 7 3.5 0.4375 tsp 0.145833 tbsp 0.009115 c 2.489375 g
15 7.5 3.75 0.46875 tsp 0.15625 tbsp 0.009766 c 2.667188 g
16 8 4 0.5 tsp 0.166667 tbsp 0.010417 c 2.845 g
17 8.5 4.25 0.53125 tsp 0.177083 tbsp 0.011068 c 3.022813 g
18 9 4.5 0.5625 tsp 0.1875 tbsp 0.011719 c 3.200625 g
19 9.5 4.75 0.59375 tsp 0.197917 tbsp 0.01237 c 3.378438 g
20 10 5 0.625 tsp 0.208333 tbsp 0.013021 c 3.55625 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.