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1 kg = 4.226752838 c
1 kg ≈ 4 1/4 c
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How to Convert Kilograms to Cups

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a kilogram measurement to a cup measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 4.226753 by the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = kilograms × 4.226753ingredient density

Thus, the weight in cups is equal to the kilograms times 4.226753, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to cups for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 kg = 5 × 4.2267530.7 = 30.191092 c

Kilograms and cups 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.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

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.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Cups are in a Kilogram?

The actual volume of a kilogram will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many cups of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.

Kilogram measurements converted to cups for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Kilograms: Volume in Cups of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 kg 4.2268 c 4.0642 c 4.8031 c 7.9901 c 6.0382 c
2 kg 8.4535 c 8.1284 c 9.6063 c 15.98 c 12.08 c
3 kg 12.68 c 12.19 c 14.41 c 23.97 c 18.11 c
4 kg 16.91 c 16.26 c 19.21 c 31.96 c 24.15 c
5 kg 21.13 c 20.32 c 24.02 c 39.95 c 30.19 c
6 kg 25.36 c 24.39 c 28.82 c 47.94 c 36.23 c
7 kg 29.59 c 28.45 c 33.62 c 55.93 c 42.27 c
8 kg 33.81 c 32.51 c 38.43 c 63.92 c 48.31 c
9 kg 38.04 c 36.58 c 43.23 c 71.91 c 54.34 c
10 kg 42.27 c 40.64 c 48.03 c 79.9 c 60.38 c
11 kg 46.49 c 44.71 c 52.83 c 87.89 c 66.42 c
12 kg 50.72 c 48.77 c 57.64 c 95.88 c 72.46 c
13 kg 54.95 c 52.83 c 62.44 c 103.87 c 78.5 c
14 kg 59.17 c 56.9 c 67.24 c 111.86 c 84.54 c
15 kg 63.4 c 60.96 c 72.05 c 119.85 c 90.57 c
16 kg 67.63 c 65.03 c 76.85 c 127.84 c 96.61 c
17 kg 71.85 c 69.09 c 81.65 c 135.83 c 102.65 c
18 kg 76.08 c 73.16 c 86.46 c 143.82 c 108.69 c
19 kg 80.31 c 77.22 c 91.26 c 151.81 c 114.73 c
20 kg 84.54 c 81.28 c 96.06 c 159.8 c 120.76 c
21 kg 88.76 c 85.35 c 100.87 c 167.79 c 126.8 c
22 kg 92.99 c 89.41 c 105.67 c 175.78 c 132.84 c
23 kg 97.22 c 93.48 c 110.47 c 183.77 c 138.88 c
24 kg 101.44 c 97.54 c 115.28 c 191.76 c 144.92 c
25 kg 105.67 c 101.6 c 120.08 c 199.75 c 150.96 c
26 kg 109.9 c 105.67 c 124.88 c 207.74 c 156.99 c
27 kg 114.12 c 109.73 c 129.68 c 215.73 c 163.03 c
28 kg 118.35 c 113.8 c 134.49 c 223.72 c 169.07 c
29 kg 122.58 c 117.86 c 139.29 c 231.71 c 175.11 c
30 kg 126.8 c 121.93 c 144.09 c 239.7 c 181.15 c
31 kg 131.03 c 125.99 c 148.9 c 247.69 c 187.18 c
32 kg 135.26 c 130.05 c 153.7 c 255.68 c 193.22 c
33 kg 139.48 c 134.12 c 158.5 c 263.67 c 199.26 c
34 kg 143.71 c 138.18 c 163.31 c 271.66 c 205.3 c
35 kg 147.94 c 142.25 c 168.11 c 279.65 c 211.34 c
36 kg 152.16 c 146.31 c 172.91 c 287.64 c 217.38 c
37 kg 156.39 c 150.37 c 177.72 c 295.63 c 223.41 c
38 kg 160.62 c 154.44 c 182.52 c 303.62 c 229.45 c
39 kg 164.84 c 158.5 c 187.32 c 311.61 c 235.49 c
40 kg 169.07 c 162.57 c 192.13 c 319.6 c 241.53 c

Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[2] It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Cups

The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.[3]

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf
  3. 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