Grams to Tablespoons Conversion Calculator
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How to Convert Grams to Tablespoons
Since grams are a unit of mass and tablespoons are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.
Therefore, to convert between grams and tablespoons of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.
Grams to Tablespoons Formula
To convert a measurement in grams to tablespoons, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in grams per tablespoon (g/tbsp).
If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 14.7868 to convert to g/tbsp.
For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in tablespoons is equal to the weight in grams divided by 14.7868 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.
When to Convert Grams to Tablespoons
Grams and tablespoons are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.
For cooking and baking ingredients, you can get more specific results using our butter, flour, and sugar conversion calculators.
Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.
It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Gram?
A gram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a kilogram or 0.035274 ounces, and is equivalent to the mass of one cubic centimeter, or one milliliter, of water.
The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of mass in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.
A gram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a gram is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.
For example, an object with a mass of 1 gram weighs 1 gram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.
Learn more about grams.
What is a Tablespoon?
The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce. One tablespoon is equal to 14.7868 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is rounded to 15 milliliters.
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.
Learn more about tablespoons.
Gram to Tablespoon Conversion Table
|Weight in Grams:||Volume in Tablespoons of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 g||0.067628 tbsp||0.065658 tbsp||0.07685 tbsp||0.127841 tbsp||0.08 tbsp|
|2 g||0.135256 tbsp||0.131317 tbsp||0.1537 tbsp||0.255683 tbsp||0.16 tbsp|
|3 g||0.202884 tbsp||0.196975 tbsp||0.23055 tbsp||0.383524 tbsp||0.24 tbsp|
|4 g||0.270512 tbsp||0.262633 tbsp||0.3074 tbsp||0.511365 tbsp||0.32 tbsp|
|5 g||0.33814 tbsp||0.328291 tbsp||0.38425 tbsp||0.639206 tbsp||0.4 tbsp|
|6 g||0.405768 tbsp||0.39395 tbsp||0.4611 tbsp||0.767048 tbsp||0.48 tbsp|
|7 g||0.473396 tbsp||0.459608 tbsp||0.53795 tbsp||0.894889 tbsp||0.56 tbsp|
|8 g||0.541024 tbsp||0.525266 tbsp||0.6148 tbsp||1.0227 tbsp||0.64 tbsp|
|9 g||0.608652 tbsp||0.590925 tbsp||0.69165 tbsp||1.1506 tbsp||0.72 tbsp|
|10 g||0.67628 tbsp||0.656583 tbsp||0.768501 tbsp||1.2784 tbsp||0.8 tbsp|
|11 g||0.743908 tbsp||0.722241 tbsp||0.845351 tbsp||1.4063 tbsp||0.88 tbsp|
|12 g||0.811537 tbsp||0.7879 tbsp||0.922201 tbsp||1.5341 tbsp||0.96 tbsp|
|13 g||0.879165 tbsp||0.853558 tbsp||0.999051 tbsp||1.6619 tbsp||1.04 tbsp|
|14 g||0.946793 tbsp||0.919216 tbsp||1.0759 tbsp||1.7898 tbsp||1.12 tbsp|
|15 g||1.0144 tbsp||0.984874 tbsp||1.1528 tbsp||1.9176 tbsp||1.2 tbsp|
|16 g||1.082 tbsp||1.0505 tbsp||1.2296 tbsp||2.0455 tbsp||1.28 tbsp|
|17 g||1.1497 tbsp||1.1162 tbsp||1.3065 tbsp||2.1733 tbsp||1.36 tbsp|
|18 g||1.2173 tbsp||1.1818 tbsp||1.3833 tbsp||2.3011 tbsp||1.44 tbsp|
|19 g||1.2849 tbsp||1.2475 tbsp||1.4602 tbsp||2.429 tbsp||1.52 tbsp|
|20 g||1.3526 tbsp||1.3132 tbsp||1.537 tbsp||2.5568 tbsp||1.6 tbsp|
|21 g||1.4202 tbsp||1.3788 tbsp||1.6139 tbsp||2.6847 tbsp||1.68 tbsp|
|22 g||1.4878 tbsp||1.4445 tbsp||1.6907 tbsp||2.8125 tbsp||1.76 tbsp|
|23 g||1.5554 tbsp||1.5101 tbsp||1.7676 tbsp||2.9404 tbsp||1.84 tbsp|
|24 g||1.6231 tbsp||1.5758 tbsp||1.8444 tbsp||3.0682 tbsp||1.92 tbsp|
|25 g||1.6907 tbsp||1.6415 tbsp||1.9213 tbsp||3.196 tbsp||2 tbsp|
|26 g||1.7583 tbsp||1.7071 tbsp||1.9981 tbsp||3.3239 tbsp||2.08 tbsp|
|27 g||1.826 tbsp||1.7728 tbsp||2.075 tbsp||3.4517 tbsp||2.16 tbsp|
|28 g||1.8936 tbsp||1.8384 tbsp||2.1518 tbsp||3.5796 tbsp||2.24 tbsp|
|29 g||1.9612 tbsp||1.9041 tbsp||2.2287 tbsp||3.7074 tbsp||2.32 tbsp|
|30 g||2.0288 tbsp||1.9697 tbsp||2.3055 tbsp||3.8352 tbsp||2.4 tbsp|
|31 g||2.0965 tbsp||2.0354 tbsp||2.3824 tbsp||3.9631 tbsp||2.48 tbsp|
|32 g||2.1641 tbsp||2.1011 tbsp||2.4592 tbsp||4.0909 tbsp||2.56 tbsp|
|33 g||2.2317 tbsp||2.1667 tbsp||2.5361 tbsp||4.2188 tbsp||2.64 tbsp|
|34 g||2.2994 tbsp||2.2324 tbsp||2.6129 tbsp||4.3466 tbsp||2.72 tbsp|
|35 g||2.367 tbsp||2.298 tbsp||2.6898 tbsp||4.4744 tbsp||2.8 tbsp|
|36 g||2.4346 tbsp||2.3637 tbsp||2.7666 tbsp||4.6023 tbsp||2.88 tbsp|
|37 g||2.5022 tbsp||2.4294 tbsp||2.8435 tbsp||4.7301 tbsp||2.96 tbsp|
|38 g||2.5699 tbsp||2.495 tbsp||2.9203 tbsp||4.858 tbsp||3.04 tbsp|
|39 g||2.6375 tbsp||2.5607 tbsp||2.9972 tbsp||4.9858 tbsp||3.12 tbsp|
|40 g||2.7051 tbsp||2.6263 tbsp||3.074 tbsp||5.1137 tbsp||3.2 tbsp|
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry, https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_Chemistry/Introductory_Chemistry_(CK-12)/12%3A_Stoichiometry/12.06%3A_Mass-Volume_Stoichiometry
- Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
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