Grams to Teaspoons Conversion

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1 g = 0.24 tsp
1 g ≈ 1/4 tsp

How to Convert Grams of Sugar to Teaspoons

To convert a gram measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One gram of sugar is equal to 0.24 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = grams × 0.24

The sugar in teaspoons is equal to the grams multiplied by 0.24.

For example, here's how to convert 5 grams to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 g = (5 × 0.24) = 1.2 tsp

While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate,[1] some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Gram measurements and equivalent teaspoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Grams Teaspoons (Granulated) Teaspoons (Brown) Teaspoons (Powdered) Teaspoons (Raw)
5 g 1 1/4 tsp 1 1/4 tsp 1 3/4 tsp 3/4 tsp
10 g 2 1/3 tsp 2 1/3 tsp 3 3/4 tsp 1 3/4 tsp
15 g 3 2/3 tsp 3 2/3 tsp 5 3/4 tsp 2 3/4 tsp
20 g 4 3/4 tsp 4 3/4 tsp 7 2/3 tsp 3 3/4 tsp
25 g 6 tsp 6 tsp 9 2/3 tsp 4 3/4 tsp
30 g 7 1/4 tsp 7 1/4 tsp 11 1/2 tsp 5 3/4 tsp
35 g 8 1/3 tsp 8 1/3 tsp 13 1/2 tsp 6 3/4 tsp
40 g 9 2/3 tsp 9 2/3 tsp 15 1/3 tsp 7 2/3 tsp
45 g 10 3/4 tsp 10 3/4 tsp 17 1/4 tsp 8 2/3 tsp
50 g 12 tsp 12 tsp 19 1/4 tsp 9 2/3 tsp
55 g 13 1/4 tsp 13 1/4 tsp 21 1/8 tsp 10 1/2 tsp
60 g 14 1/3 tsp 14 1/3 tsp 23 1/8 tsp 11 1/2 tsp
65 g 15 2/3 tsp 15 2/3 tsp 24 3/4 tsp 12 1/2 tsp
70 g 16 3/4 tsp 16 3/4 tsp 26 3/4 tsp 13 1/2 tsp
75 g 18 tsp 18 tsp 28 3/4 tsp 14 1/3 tsp
80 g 19 1/4 tsp 19 1/4 tsp 30 3/4 tsp 15 1/3 tsp
85 g 20 1/3 tsp 20 1/3 tsp 32 2/3 tsp 16 1/3 tsp
90 g 21 2/3 tsp 21 2/3 tsp 34 1/2 tsp 17 1/4 tsp
95 g 22 3/4 tsp 22 3/4 tsp 36 1/2 tsp 18 1/4 tsp
100 g 24 tsp 24 tsp 38 1/3 tsp 19 1/4 tsp

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.

Grams and teaspoons are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of sugar is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of sugar weight.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of sugar in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g, for example 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Teaspoons

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon. A teaspoon is a measure of sugar volume.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of sugar. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html