Milligrams to Tablespoons Conversion Calculator

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1 mg = 6.7628E-5 tbsp
1 mg < 1/16 tbsp

How to Convert Milligrams to Tablespoons

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a milligram measurement to a tablespoon measurement, divide the weight by 14,786.76478 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = milligrams14,786.76478 × ingredient density

Thus, the weight in tablespoons is equal to the milligrams divided by 14,786.76478 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 milligrams to tablespoons for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
50,000 mg = 50,00014,786.76478 × 0.7 = 4.830575 tbsp

Milligrams 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.[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.

Tablespoons

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[2] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[3]

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.

Milligram to Tablespoon Conversion Table

Milligram measurements converted to tablespoons for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Milligrams: Volume in Tablespoons of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
100 mg 0.006763 tbsp 0.006503 tbsp 0.007685 tbsp 0.012784 tbsp 0.009661 tbsp
200 mg 0.013526 tbsp 0.013005 tbsp 0.01537 tbsp 0.025568 tbsp 0.019322 tbsp
300 mg 0.020288 tbsp 0.019508 tbsp 0.023055 tbsp 0.038352 tbsp 0.028983 tbsp
400 mg 0.027051 tbsp 0.026011 tbsp 0.03074 tbsp 0.051137 tbsp 0.038645 tbsp
500 mg 0.033814 tbsp 0.032513 tbsp 0.038425 tbsp 0.063921 tbsp 0.048306 tbsp
600 mg 0.040577 tbsp 0.039016 tbsp 0.04611 tbsp 0.076705 tbsp 0.057967 tbsp
700 mg 0.04734 tbsp 0.045519 tbsp 0.053795 tbsp 0.089489 tbsp 0.067628 tbsp
800 mg 0.054102 tbsp 0.052022 tbsp 0.06148 tbsp 0.102273 tbsp 0.077289 tbsp
900 mg 0.060865 tbsp 0.058524 tbsp 0.069165 tbsp 0.115057 tbsp 0.08695 tbsp
1,000 mg 0.067628 tbsp 0.065027 tbsp 0.07685 tbsp 0.127841 tbsp 0.096611 tbsp
1,100 mg 0.074391 tbsp 0.07153 tbsp 0.084535 tbsp 0.140625 tbsp 0.106273 tbsp
1,200 mg 0.081154 tbsp 0.078032 tbsp 0.09222 tbsp 0.15341 tbsp 0.115934 tbsp
1,300 mg 0.087916 tbsp 0.084535 tbsp 0.099905 tbsp 0.166194 tbsp 0.125595 tbsp
1,400 mg 0.094679 tbsp 0.091038 tbsp 0.10759 tbsp 0.178978 tbsp 0.135256 tbsp
1,500 mg 0.101442 tbsp 0.09754 tbsp 0.115275 tbsp 0.191762 tbsp 0.144917 tbsp
1,600 mg 0.108205 tbsp 0.104043 tbsp 0.12296 tbsp 0.204546 tbsp 0.154578 tbsp
1,700 mg 0.114968 tbsp 0.110546 tbsp 0.130645 tbsp 0.21733 tbsp 0.16424 tbsp
1,800 mg 0.12173 tbsp 0.117049 tbsp 0.13833 tbsp 0.230114 tbsp 0.173901 tbsp
1,900 mg 0.128493 tbsp 0.123551 tbsp 0.146015 tbsp 0.242898 tbsp 0.183562 tbsp
2,000 mg 0.135256 tbsp 0.130054 tbsp 0.1537 tbsp 0.255683 tbsp 0.193223 tbsp
2,100 mg 0.142019 tbsp 0.136557 tbsp 0.161385 tbsp 0.268467 tbsp 0.202884 tbsp
2,200 mg 0.148782 tbsp 0.143059 tbsp 0.16907 tbsp 0.281251 tbsp 0.212545 tbsp
2,300 mg 0.155545 tbsp 0.149562 tbsp 0.176755 tbsp 0.294035 tbsp 0.222206 tbsp
2,400 mg 0.162307 tbsp 0.156065 tbsp 0.18444 tbsp 0.306819 tbsp 0.231868 tbsp
2,500 mg 0.16907 tbsp 0.162567 tbsp 0.192125 tbsp 0.319603 tbsp 0.241529 tbsp
2,600 mg 0.175833 tbsp 0.16907 tbsp 0.19981 tbsp 0.332387 tbsp 0.25119 tbsp
2,700 mg 0.182596 tbsp 0.175573 tbsp 0.207495 tbsp 0.345171 tbsp 0.260851 tbsp
2,800 mg 0.189359 tbsp 0.182076 tbsp 0.21518 tbsp 0.357956 tbsp 0.270512 tbsp
2,900 mg 0.196121 tbsp 0.188578 tbsp 0.222865 tbsp 0.37074 tbsp 0.280173 tbsp
3,000 mg 0.202884 tbsp 0.195081 tbsp 0.23055 tbsp 0.383524 tbsp 0.289834 tbsp
3,100 mg 0.209647 tbsp 0.201584 tbsp 0.238235 tbsp 0.396308 tbsp 0.299496 tbsp
3,200 mg 0.21641 tbsp 0.208086 tbsp 0.24592 tbsp 0.409092 tbsp 0.309157 tbsp
3,300 mg 0.223173 tbsp 0.214589 tbsp 0.253605 tbsp 0.421876 tbsp 0.318818 tbsp
3,400 mg 0.229935 tbsp 0.221092 tbsp 0.26129 tbsp 0.43466 tbsp 0.328479 tbsp
3,500 mg 0.236698 tbsp 0.227594 tbsp 0.268975 tbsp 0.447445 tbsp 0.33814 tbsp
3,600 mg 0.243461 tbsp 0.234097 tbsp 0.27666 tbsp 0.460229 tbsp 0.347801 tbsp
3,700 mg 0.250224 tbsp 0.2406 tbsp 0.284345 tbsp 0.473013 tbsp 0.357463 tbsp
3,800 mg 0.256987 tbsp 0.247102 tbsp 0.29203 tbsp 0.485797 tbsp 0.367124 tbsp
3,900 mg 0.263749 tbsp 0.253605 tbsp 0.299715 tbsp 0.498581 tbsp 0.376785 tbsp
4,000 mg 0.270512 tbsp 0.260108 tbsp 0.3074 tbsp 0.511365 tbsp 0.386446 tbsp

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  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