Convert Grams of Salt to Smidgens

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


Result in Smidgens:

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1 g = 5.623902 smidgens

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How to Convert Grams to Smidgens

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

To convert a measurement in grams to a measurement in smidgens, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 5.623902 smidgens/gram.

Since one gram of salt is equal to 5.623902 smidgens, you can use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = grams × 5.623902

The amount of salt in smidgens is equal to the amount of salt in grams multiplied by 5.623902.

For example, here's how to convert 5 grams to smidgens using the formula above.
smidgens = (5 g × 5.623902) = 28.119508 smidgens

How Many Smidgens Are in a Gram of Salt?

There are 5.623902 smidgens in a gram of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 g = 5.623902 smidgens

Grams and smidgens 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 Smidgen?

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.

Learn more about smidgens.

Gram to Smidgen Conversion Table

Table showing various gram measurements converted to smidgens.
Grams Smidgens
1 g 5.6239
2 g 11.25
3 g 16.87
4 g 22.5
5 g 28.12
6 g 33.74
7 g 39.37
8 g 44.99
9 g 50.62
10 g 56.24
11 g 61.86
12 g 67.49
13 g 73.11
14 g 78.73
15 g 84.36
16 g 89.98
17 g 95.61
18 g 101.23
19 g 106.85
20 g 112.48
21 g 118.1
22 g 123.73
23 g 129.35
24 g 134.97
25 g 140.6
26 g 146.22
27 g 151.85
28 g 157.47
29 g 163.09
30 g 168.72
31 g 174.34
32 g 179.96
33 g 185.59
34 g 191.21
35 g 196.84
36 g 202.46
37 g 208.08
38 g 213.71
39 g 219.33
40 g 224.96


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

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