mL to mg Conversion (Milliliters to Milligrams)

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

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1 ml = 1,000 mg

How to Convert Milliliters to Milligrams

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a milliliter measurement to a milligram measurement, multiply the volume by 1,000 times the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

milligrams = milliliters × 1,000 × ingredient density

Thus, the volume in milligrams is equal to the milliliters multiplied by 1,000 times the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 milliliters to milligrams for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 ml = 5 × 1,000 × 0.7 = 3,500 mg

Milliliters 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.[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 volume to weight conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Milligrams are in a Milliliter?

The actual weight of a milliliter 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 milliliter.

Milliliter measurements converted to milligrams for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Milliliters: Weight in Milligrams of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 ml 1,000 mg 1,040 mg 880 mg 529 mg 700 mg
2 ml 2,000 mg 2,080 mg 1,760 mg 1,058 mg 1,400 mg
3 ml 3,000 mg 3,120 mg 2,640 mg 1,587 mg 2,100 mg
4 ml 4,000 mg 4,160 mg 3,520 mg 2,116 mg 2,800 mg
5 ml 5,000 mg 5,200 mg 4,400 mg 2,645 mg 3,500 mg
6 ml 6,000 mg 6,240 mg 5,280 mg 3,174 mg 4,200 mg
7 ml 7,000 mg 7,280 mg 6,160 mg 3,703 mg 4,900 mg
8 ml 8,000 mg 8,320 mg 7,040 mg 4,232 mg 5,600 mg
9 ml 9,000 mg 9,360 mg 7,920 mg 4,761 mg 6,300 mg
10 ml 10,000 mg 10,400 mg 8,800 mg 5,290 mg 7,000 mg
11 ml 11,000 mg 11,440 mg 9,680 mg 5,819 mg 7,700 mg
12 ml 12,000 mg 12,480 mg 10,560 mg 6,348 mg 8,400 mg
13 ml 13,000 mg 13,520 mg 11,440 mg 6,877 mg 9,100 mg
14 ml 14,000 mg 14,560 mg 12,320 mg 7,406 mg 9,800 mg
15 ml 15,000 mg 15,600 mg 13,200 mg 7,935 mg 10,500 mg
16 ml 16,000 mg 16,640 mg 14,080 mg 8,464 mg 11,200 mg
17 ml 17,000 mg 17,680 mg 14,960 mg 8,993 mg 11,900 mg
18 ml 18,000 mg 18,720 mg 15,840 mg 9,522 mg 12,600 mg
19 ml 19,000 mg 19,760 mg 16,720 mg 10,051 mg 13,300 mg
20 ml 20,000 mg 20,800 mg 17,600 mg 10,580 mg 14,000 mg
21 ml 21,000 mg 21,840 mg 18,480 mg 11,109 mg 14,700 mg
22 ml 22,000 mg 22,880 mg 19,360 mg 11,638 mg 15,400 mg
23 ml 23,000 mg 23,920 mg 20,240 mg 12,167 mg 16,100 mg
24 ml 24,000 mg 24,960 mg 21,120 mg 12,696 mg 16,800 mg
25 ml 25,000 mg 26,000 mg 22,000 mg 13,225 mg 17,500 mg
26 ml 26,000 mg 27,040 mg 22,880 mg 13,754 mg 18,200 mg
27 ml 27,000 mg 28,080 mg 23,760 mg 14,283 mg 18,900 mg
28 ml 28,000 mg 29,120 mg 24,640 mg 14,812 mg 19,600 mg
29 ml 29,000 mg 30,160 mg 25,520 mg 15,341 mg 20,300 mg
30 ml 30,000 mg 31,200 mg 26,400 mg 15,870 mg 21,000 mg
31 ml 31,000 mg 32,240 mg 27,280 mg 16,399 mg 21,700 mg
32 ml 32,000 mg 33,280 mg 28,160 mg 16,928 mg 22,400 mg
33 ml 33,000 mg 34,320 mg 29,040 mg 17,457 mg 23,100 mg
34 ml 34,000 mg 35,360 mg 29,920 mg 17,986 mg 23,800 mg
35 ml 35,000 mg 36,400 mg 30,800 mg 18,515 mg 24,500 mg
36 ml 36,000 mg 37,440 mg 31,680 mg 19,044 mg 25,200 mg
37 ml 37,000 mg 38,480 mg 32,560 mg 19,573 mg 25,900 mg
38 ml 38,000 mg 39,520 mg 33,440 mg 20,102 mg 26,600 mg
39 ml 39,000 mg 40,560 mg 34,320 mg 20,631 mg 27,300 mg
40 ml 40,000 mg 41,600 mg 35,200 mg 21,160 mg 28,000 mg

Milliliters

The milliliter is a unit of volume equal to 1 cubic centimeter, 1/1,000 of a liter, or about 0.061 cubic inches.[2]

The milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. A milliliter is sometimes also referred to as a millilitre. Milliliters can be abbreviated as ml, and are also sometimes abbreviated as mL or mℓ. For example, 1 milliliter can be written as 1 ml, 1 mL, or 1 mℓ.

Milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation cc for medical dosage, which is the abbreviation for the cubic centimeter.

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.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.44-2019.pdf