# Convert Grams of Sugar to Pounds

Enter the amount of sugar in grams below to get the value converted to pounds.

Results in Pounds: 1 g = 0.002205 lb

## How to Convert Grams of Sugar to Pounds

To convert a gram measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One gram of sugar is equal to 0.002205 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = grams × 0.002205

The sugar in pounds is equal to the grams multiplied by 0.002205.

For example, here's how to convert 500 grams to pounds using the formula above.
500 g = (500 × 0.002205) = 1.102311 lb

## Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.