# Milligrams to Teaspoons Conversion Calculator

Enter the weight in milligrams below to calculate the volume in teaspoons.

## Result in Teaspoons:

1 mg = 0.000202884136 tsp
1 mg < 1/16 tsp

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## How to Convert Milligrams to Teaspoons

Since milligrams are a unit of mass and teaspoons 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 milligrams and teaspoons of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.

### Milligrams to Teaspoons Formula

To convert a measurement in milligrams to teaspoons, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in milligrams per teaspoon (mg/tsp).

If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first multiply the density by 4,928.922 to convert to mg/tsp.

For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = milligrams / 4,928.922 × density

Thus, the volume in teaspoons is equal to the weight in milligrams divided by 4,928.922 times the density (in g/mL) of the ingredient, substance, or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 milligrams to teaspoons for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
teaspoons = 5,000 mg / 4,928.922 × 0.7 g/mL = 1.4492 tsp

## When to Convert Milligrams to Teaspoons

Milligrams and teaspoons 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 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.

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.[2]

## What Is a Milligram?

The milligram is a unit of mass equal to 1/1,000 of a gram, or 0.0154 grains.

The milligram, or milligramme, is an SI unit of mass in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. Milligrams can be abbreviated as mg; for example, 1 milligram can be written as 1 mg.

A milligram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a milligram 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 milligram weighs 1 milligram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.

## What Is a Teaspoon?

The teaspoon is a unit of volume equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon or 1/6 of a fluid ounce.[3] One teaspoon is equal to approximately 4.929 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters.[4]

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

## Milligram to Teaspoon Conversion Table

Milligram measurements converted to teaspoons for commonly used cooking and baking ingredients.
Weight in Milligrams: Volume in Teaspoons of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
10 mg 0.002029 tsp 0.00197 tsp 0.002306 tsp 0.003835 tsp 0.0024 tsp
20 mg 0.004058 tsp 0.003939 tsp 0.004611 tsp 0.00767 tsp 0.0048 tsp
30 mg 0.006087 tsp 0.005909 tsp 0.006917 tsp 0.011506 tsp 0.0072 tsp
40 mg 0.008115 tsp 0.007879 tsp 0.009222 tsp 0.015341 tsp 0.0096 tsp
50 mg 0.010144 tsp 0.009849 tsp 0.011528 tsp 0.019176 tsp 0.012 tsp
60 mg 0.012173 tsp 0.011818 tsp 0.013833 tsp 0.023011 tsp 0.0144 tsp
70 mg 0.014202 tsp 0.013788 tsp 0.016139 tsp 0.026847 tsp 0.0168 tsp
80 mg 0.016231 tsp 0.015758 tsp 0.018444 tsp 0.030682 tsp 0.0192 tsp
90 mg 0.01826 tsp 0.017728 tsp 0.02075 tsp 0.034517 tsp 0.0216 tsp
100 mg 0.020288 tsp 0.019697 tsp 0.023055 tsp 0.038352 tsp 0.024 tsp
110 mg 0.022317 tsp 0.021667 tsp 0.025361 tsp 0.042188 tsp 0.0264 tsp
120 mg 0.024346 tsp 0.023637 tsp 0.027666 tsp 0.046023 tsp 0.0288 tsp
130 mg 0.026375 tsp 0.025607 tsp 0.029972 tsp 0.049858 tsp 0.0312 tsp
140 mg 0.028404 tsp 0.027576 tsp 0.032277 tsp 0.053693 tsp 0.0336 tsp
150 mg 0.030433 tsp 0.029546 tsp 0.034583 tsp 0.057529 tsp 0.036 tsp
160 mg 0.032461 tsp 0.031516 tsp 0.036888 tsp 0.061364 tsp 0.0384 tsp
170 mg 0.03449 tsp 0.033486 tsp 0.039194 tsp 0.065199 tsp 0.0408 tsp
180 mg 0.036519 tsp 0.035455 tsp 0.041499 tsp 0.069034 tsp 0.0432 tsp
190 mg 0.038548 tsp 0.037425 tsp 0.043805 tsp 0.07287 tsp 0.0456 tsp
200 mg 0.040577 tsp 0.039395 tsp 0.04611 tsp 0.076705 tsp 0.048 tsp
210 mg 0.042606 tsp 0.041365 tsp 0.048416 tsp 0.08054 tsp 0.0504 tsp
220 mg 0.044635 tsp 0.043334 tsp 0.050721 tsp 0.084375 tsp 0.0528 tsp
230 mg 0.046663 tsp 0.045304 tsp 0.053027 tsp 0.08821 tsp 0.0552 tsp
240 mg 0.048692 tsp 0.047274 tsp 0.055332 tsp 0.092046 tsp 0.0576 tsp
250 mg 0.050721 tsp 0.049244 tsp 0.057638 tsp 0.095881 tsp 0.06 tsp
260 mg 0.05275 tsp 0.051213 tsp 0.059943 tsp 0.099716 tsp 0.0624 tsp
270 mg 0.054779 tsp 0.053183 tsp 0.062249 tsp 0.103551 tsp 0.0648 tsp
280 mg 0.056808 tsp 0.055153 tsp 0.064554 tsp 0.107387 tsp 0.0672 tsp
290 mg 0.058836 tsp 0.057123 tsp 0.06686 tsp 0.111222 tsp 0.0696 tsp
300 mg 0.060865 tsp 0.059092 tsp 0.069165 tsp 0.115057 tsp 0.072 tsp
310 mg 0.062894 tsp 0.061062 tsp 0.071471 tsp 0.118892 tsp 0.0744 tsp
320 mg 0.064923 tsp 0.063032 tsp 0.073776 tsp 0.122728 tsp 0.0768 tsp
330 mg 0.066952 tsp 0.065002 tsp 0.076082 tsp 0.126563 tsp 0.0792 tsp
340 mg 0.068981 tsp 0.066971 tsp 0.078387 tsp 0.130398 tsp 0.0816 tsp
350 mg 0.071009 tsp 0.068941 tsp 0.080693 tsp 0.134233 tsp 0.084 tsp
360 mg 0.073038 tsp 0.070911 tsp 0.082998 tsp 0.138069 tsp 0.0864 tsp
370 mg 0.075067 tsp 0.072881 tsp 0.085304 tsp 0.141904 tsp 0.0888 tsp
380 mg 0.077096 tsp 0.07485 tsp 0.087609 tsp 0.145739 tsp 0.0912 tsp
390 mg 0.079125 tsp 0.07682 tsp 0.089915 tsp 0.149574 tsp 0.0936 tsp
400 mg 0.081154 tsp 0.07879 tsp 0.09222 tsp 0.15341 tsp 0.096 tsp

## References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/culinary-measurement-tips
2. 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
3. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cooking Conversion Guide, https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/17165/file/P-01775.pdf
4. 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