Convert Grams of Salt to Dashes

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

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1 g = 1.405975 dashes

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How to Convert Grams to Dashes

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

To convert a measurement in grams to a measurement in dashes, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 1.405975 dashes/gram.

Since one gram of salt is equal to 1.405975 dashes, you can use this simple formula to convert:

dashes = grams × 1.405975

The amount of salt in dashes is equal to the amount of salt in grams multiplied by 1.405975.

For example, here's how to convert 5 grams to dashes using the formula above.
dashes = (5 g × 1.405975) = 7.029877 dashes

How Many Dashes Are in a Gram of Salt?

There are 1.405975 dashes in a gram of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 g = 1.405975 dashes

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

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.

Learn more about grams.

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.

Learn more about dashes.

Gram to Dash Conversion Table

Table showing various gram measurements converted to dashes.
Grams Dashes
1 g 1.406
2 g 2.812
3 g 4.2179
4 g 5.6239
5 g 7.0299
6 g 8.4359
7 g 9.8418
8 g 11.25
9 g 12.65
10 g 14.06
11 g 15.47
12 g 16.87
13 g 18.28
14 g 19.68
15 g 21.09
16 g 22.5
17 g 23.9
18 g 25.31
19 g 26.71
20 g 28.12
21 g 29.53
22 g 30.93
23 g 32.34
24 g 33.74
25 g 35.15
26 g 36.56
27 g 37.96
28 g 39.37
29 g 40.77
30 g 42.18
31 g 43.59
32 g 44.99
33 g 46.4
34 g 47.8
35 g 49.21
36 g 50.62
37 g 52.02
38 g 53.43
39 g 54.83
40 g 56.24

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

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