Liters to Milligrams Conversion Calculator
Enter the volume in liters below to calculate the weight in milligrams.
How to Convert Liters to Milligrams
To convert a liter measurement to a milligram measurement, multiply the volume by 1,000,000 times the density of the ingredient or material.
You can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the volume in milligrams is equal to the liters multiplied by 1,000,000 times the density of the ingredient or material.
Liters and milligrams 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.
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 volume to weight conversion.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
How Many Milligrams are in a Liter?
The actual weight of a liter will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many milligrams of various wet and dry ingredients are in a liter.
|Volume in Liters:||Weight in Milligrams of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|0.001 l||1,000 mg||1,040 mg||880 mg||529 mg||700 mg|
|0.002 l||2,000 mg||2,080 mg||1,760 mg||1,058 mg||1,400 mg|
|0.003 l||3,000 mg||3,120 mg||2,640 mg||1,587 mg||2,100 mg|
|0.004 l||4,000 mg||4,160 mg||3,520 mg||2,116 mg||2,800 mg|
|0.005 l||5,000 mg||5,200 mg||4,400 mg||2,645 mg||3,500 mg|
|0.006 l||6,000 mg||6,240 mg||5,280 mg||3,174 mg||4,200 mg|
|0.007 l||7,000 mg||7,280 mg||6,160 mg||3,703 mg||4,900 mg|
|0.008 l||8,000 mg||8,320 mg||7,040 mg||4,232 mg||5,600 mg|
|0.009 l||9,000 mg||9,360 mg||7,920 mg||4,761 mg||6,300 mg|
|0.01 l||10,000 mg||10,400 mg||8,800 mg||5,290 mg||7,000 mg|
|0.011 l||11,000 mg||11,440 mg||9,680 mg||5,819 mg||7,700 mg|
|0.012 l||12,000 mg||12,480 mg||10,560 mg||6,348 mg||8,400 mg|
|0.013 l||13,000 mg||13,520 mg||11,440 mg||6,877 mg||9,100 mg|
|0.014 l||14,000 mg||14,560 mg||12,320 mg||7,406 mg||9,800 mg|
|0.015 l||15,000 mg||15,600 mg||13,200 mg||7,935 mg||10,500 mg|
|0.016 l||16,000 mg||16,640 mg||14,080 mg||8,464 mg||11,200 mg|
|0.017 l||17,000 mg||17,680 mg||14,960 mg||8,993 mg||11,900 mg|
|0.018 l||18,000 mg||18,720 mg||15,840 mg||9,522 mg||12,600 mg|
|0.019 l||19,000 mg||19,760 mg||16,720 mg||10,051 mg||13,300 mg|
|0.02 l||20,000 mg||20,800 mg||17,600 mg||10,580 mg||14,000 mg|
|0.021 l||21,000 mg||21,840 mg||18,480 mg||11,109 mg||14,700 mg|
|0.022 l||22,000 mg||22,880 mg||19,360 mg||11,638 mg||15,400 mg|
|0.023 l||23,000 mg||23,920 mg||20,240 mg||12,167 mg||16,100 mg|
|0.024 l||24,000 mg||24,960 mg||21,120 mg||12,696 mg||16,800 mg|
|0.025 l||25,000 mg||26,000 mg||22,000 mg||13,225 mg||17,500 mg|
|0.026 l||26,000 mg||27,040 mg||22,880 mg||13,754 mg||18,200 mg|
|0.027 l||27,000 mg||28,080 mg||23,760 mg||14,283 mg||18,900 mg|
|0.028 l||28,000 mg||29,120 mg||24,640 mg||14,812 mg||19,600 mg|
|0.029 l||29,000 mg||30,160 mg||25,520 mg||15,341 mg||20,300 mg|
|0.03 l||30,000 mg||31,200 mg||26,400 mg||15,870 mg||21,000 mg|
|0.031 l||31,000 mg||32,240 mg||27,280 mg||16,399 mg||21,700 mg|
|0.032 l||32,000 mg||33,280 mg||28,160 mg||16,928 mg||22,400 mg|
|0.033 l||33,000 mg||34,320 mg||29,040 mg||17,457 mg||23,100 mg|
|0.034 l||34,000 mg||35,360 mg||29,920 mg||17,986 mg||23,800 mg|
|0.035 l||35,000 mg||36,400 mg||30,800 mg||18,515 mg||24,500 mg|
|0.036 l||36,000 mg||37,440 mg||31,680 mg||19,044 mg||25,200 mg|
|0.037 l||37,000 mg||38,480 mg||32,560 mg||19,573 mg||25,900 mg|
|0.038 l||38,000 mg||39,520 mg||33,440 mg||20,102 mg||26,600 mg|
|0.039 l||39,000 mg||40,560 mg||34,320 mg||20,631 mg||27,300 mg|
|0.04 l||40,000 mg||41,600 mg||35,200 mg||21,160 mg||28,000 mg|
The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as l, and are also sometimes abbreviated as L or ℓ. For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 l, 1 L, or 1 ℓ.
The milligram is the mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.
The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html