Convert Grams of Salt to Pinches

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


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1 g = 2.811951 pinches

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How to Convert Grams to Pinches

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

To convert a measurement in grams to a measurement in pinches, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 2.811951 pinches/gram.

Since one gram of salt is equal to 2.811951 pinches, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = grams × 2.811951

The amount of salt in pinches is equal to the amount of salt in grams multiplied by 2.811951.

For example, here's how to convert 5 grams to pinches using the formula above.
pinches = (5 g × 2.811951) = 14.059754 pinches

How Many Pinches Are in a Gram of Salt?

There are 2.811951 pinches in a gram of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 g = 2.811951 pinches

Grams and pinches 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 Pinch?

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.

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Gram to Pinch Conversion Table

Table showing various gram measurements converted to pinches.
Grams Pinches
1 g 2.812
2 g 5.6239
3 g 8.4359
4 g 11.25
5 g 14.06
6 g 16.87
7 g 19.68
8 g 22.5
9 g 25.31
10 g 28.12
11 g 30.93
12 g 33.74
13 g 36.56
14 g 39.37
15 g 42.18
16 g 44.99
17 g 47.8
18 g 50.62
19 g 53.43
20 g 56.24
21 g 59.05
22 g 61.86
23 g 64.67
24 g 67.49
25 g 70.3
26 g 73.11
27 g 75.92
28 g 78.73
29 g 81.55
30 g 84.36
31 g 87.17
32 g 89.98
33 g 92.79
34 g 95.61
35 g 98.42
36 g 101.23
37 g 104.04
38 g 106.85
39 g 109.67
40 g 112.48


  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?,

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