Convert Grams of Salt to Tablespoons

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


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1 g = 0.058582 tbsp

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How to Convert Grams to Tablespoons

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

To convert a measurement in grams to a measurement in tablespoons, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 0.058582 tablespoons/gram.

Since one gram of salt is equal to 0.058582 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = grams × 0.058582

The amount of salt in tablespoons is equal to the amount of salt in grams multiplied by 0.058582.

For example, here's how to convert 5 grams to tablespoons using the formula above.
tablespoons = (5 g × 0.058582) = 0.292912 tbsp
conversion scale showing grams and equivalent tablespoons amount of salt values

Grams and tablespoons 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 Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of salt is equal to 3 teaspoons of salt or 1/16 of a cup.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

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Gram to Tablespoon Conversion Table

Table showing various gram measurements converted to tablespoons.
Grams Tablespoons
1 g 0.058582 tbsp
2 g 0.117165 tbsp
3 g 0.175747 tbsp
4 g 0.234329 tbsp
5 g 0.292912 tbsp
6 g 0.351494 tbsp
7 g 0.410076 tbsp
8 g 0.468658 tbsp
9 g 0.527241 tbsp
10 g 0.585823 tbsp
11 g 0.644405 tbsp
12 g 0.702988 tbsp
13 g 0.76157 tbsp
14 g 0.820152 tbsp
15 g 0.878735 tbsp
16 g 0.937317 tbsp
17 g 0.995899 tbsp
18 g 1.0545 tbsp
19 g 1.1131 tbsp
20 g 1.1716 tbsp
21 g 1.2302 tbsp
22 g 1.2888 tbsp
23 g 1.3474 tbsp
24 g 1.406 tbsp
25 g 1.4646 tbsp
26 g 1.5231 tbsp
27 g 1.5817 tbsp
28 g 1.6403 tbsp
29 g 1.6989 tbsp
30 g 1.7575 tbsp
31 g 1.8161 tbsp
32 g 1.8746 tbsp
33 g 1.9332 tbsp
34 g 1.9918 tbsp
35 g 2.0504 tbsp
36 g 2.109 tbsp
37 g 2.1675 tbsp
38 g 2.2261 tbsp
39 g 2.2847 tbsp
40 g 2.3433 tbsp


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

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