Milligrams to Cups Conversion Calculator

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How to Convert Milligrams to Cups

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a milligram measurement to a cup measurement, divide the weight by 236,588.23648 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = milligrams236,588.23648 × ingredient density

Thus, the weight in cups is equal to the milligrams divided by 236,588.23648 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 500,000 milligrams to cups for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
500,000 mg = 500,000236,588.23648 × 0.7 = 3.019109 c

Milligrams 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.

Milligrams

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.

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.[2]

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.

Milligram to Cup Conversion Table

Milligram measurements converted to cups for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Milligrams: Volume in Cups of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1,000 mg 0.004227 c 0.004064 c 0.004803 c 0.00799 c 0.006038 c
2,000 mg 0.008454 c 0.008128 c 0.009606 c 0.01598 c 0.012076 c
3,000 mg 0.01268 c 0.012193 c 0.014409 c 0.02397 c 0.018115 c
4,000 mg 0.016907 c 0.016257 c 0.019213 c 0.03196 c 0.024153 c
5,000 mg 0.021134 c 0.020321 c 0.024016 c 0.03995 c 0.030191 c
6,000 mg 0.025361 c 0.024385 c 0.028819 c 0.04794 c 0.036229 c
7,000 mg 0.029587 c 0.028449 c 0.033622 c 0.055931 c 0.042268 c
8,000 mg 0.033814 c 0.032513 c 0.038425 c 0.063921 c 0.048306 c
9,000 mg 0.038041 c 0.036578 c 0.043228 c 0.071911 c 0.054344 c
10,000 mg 0.042268 c 0.040642 c 0.048031 c 0.079901 c 0.060382 c
11,000 mg 0.046494 c 0.044706 c 0.052834 c 0.087891 c 0.06642 c
12,000 mg 0.050721 c 0.04877 c 0.057638 c 0.095881 c 0.072459 c
13,000 mg 0.054948 c 0.052834 c 0.062441 c 0.103871 c 0.078497 c
14,000 mg 0.059175 c 0.056899 c 0.067244 c 0.111861 c 0.084535 c
15,000 mg 0.063401 c 0.060963 c 0.072047 c 0.119851 c 0.090573 c
16,000 mg 0.067628 c 0.065027 c 0.07685 c 0.127841 c 0.096611 c
17,000 mg 0.071855 c 0.069091 c 0.081653 c 0.135831 c 0.10265 c
18,000 mg 0.076082 c 0.073155 c 0.086456 c 0.143821 c 0.108688 c
19,000 mg 0.080308 c 0.07722 c 0.091259 c 0.151812 c 0.114726 c
20,000 mg 0.084535 c 0.081284 c 0.096063 c 0.159802 c 0.120764 c
21,000 mg 0.088762 c 0.085348 c 0.100866 c 0.167792 c 0.126803 c
22,000 mg 0.092989 c 0.089412 c 0.105669 c 0.175782 c 0.132841 c
23,000 mg 0.097215 c 0.093476 c 0.110472 c 0.183772 c 0.138879 c
24,000 mg 0.101442 c 0.09754 c 0.115275 c 0.191762 c 0.144917 c
25,000 mg 0.105669 c 0.101605 c 0.120078 c 0.199752 c 0.150955 c
26,000 mg 0.109896 c 0.105669 c 0.124881 c 0.207742 c 0.156994 c
27,000 mg 0.114122 c 0.109733 c 0.129684 c 0.215732 c 0.163032 c
28,000 mg 0.118349 c 0.113797 c 0.134488 c 0.223722 c 0.16907 c
29,000 mg 0.122576 c 0.117861 c 0.139291 c 0.231712 c 0.175108 c
30,000 mg 0.126803 c 0.121926 c 0.144094 c 0.239702 c 0.181147 c
31,000 mg 0.131029 c 0.12599 c 0.148897 c 0.247693 c 0.187185 c
32,000 mg 0.135256 c 0.130054 c 0.1537 c 0.255683 c 0.193223 c
33,000 mg 0.139483 c 0.134118 c 0.158503 c 0.263673 c 0.199261 c
34,000 mg 0.14371 c 0.138182 c 0.163306 c 0.271663 c 0.205299 c
35,000 mg 0.147936 c 0.142246 c 0.168109 c 0.279653 c 0.211338 c
36,000 mg 0.152163 c 0.146311 c 0.172913 c 0.287643 c 0.217376 c
37,000 mg 0.15639 c 0.150375 c 0.177716 c 0.295633 c 0.223414 c
38,000 mg 0.160617 c 0.154439 c 0.182519 c 0.303623 c 0.229452 c
39,000 mg 0.164843 c 0.158503 c 0.187322 c 0.311613 c 0.235491 c
40,000 mg 0.16907 c 0.162567 c 0.192125 c 0.319603 c 0.241529 c

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. 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