mL to mg Conversion (Milliliters to Milligrams)
Enter the volume in milliliters below to calculate the weight in milligrams.
How to Convert Milliliters to Milligrams
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:
Thus, the volume in milligrams is equal to the milliliters multiplied by 1,000 times the density of the ingredient or material.
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. 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.
|Volume in Milliliters:||Weight in Milligrams of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 ml||1,000 mg||1,030 mg||880 mg||529 mg||700 mg|
|2 ml||2,000 mg||2,060 mg||1,760 mg||1,058 mg||1,400 mg|
|3 ml||3,000 mg||3,090 mg||2,640 mg||1,587 mg||2,100 mg|
|4 ml||4,000 mg||4,120 mg||3,520 mg||2,116 mg||2,800 mg|
|5 ml||5,000 mg||5,150 mg||4,400 mg||2,645 mg||3,500 mg|
|6 ml||6,000 mg||6,180 mg||5,280 mg||3,174 mg||4,200 mg|
|7 ml||7,000 mg||7,210 mg||6,160 mg||3,703 mg||4,900 mg|
|8 ml||8,000 mg||8,240 mg||7,040 mg||4,232 mg||5,600 mg|
|9 ml||9,000 mg||9,270 mg||7,920 mg||4,761 mg||6,300 mg|
|10 ml||10,000 mg||10,300 mg||8,800 mg||5,290 mg||7,000 mg|
|11 ml||11,000 mg||11,330 mg||9,680 mg||5,819 mg||7,700 mg|
|12 ml||12,000 mg||12,360 mg||10,560 mg||6,348 mg||8,400 mg|
|13 ml||13,000 mg||13,390 mg||11,440 mg||6,877 mg||9,100 mg|
|14 ml||14,000 mg||14,420 mg||12,320 mg||7,406 mg||9,800 mg|
|15 ml||15,000 mg||15,450 mg||13,200 mg||7,935 mg||10,500 mg|
|16 ml||16,000 mg||16,480 mg||14,080 mg||8,464 mg||11,200 mg|
|17 ml||17,000 mg||17,510 mg||14,960 mg||8,993 mg||11,900 mg|
|18 ml||18,000 mg||18,540 mg||15,840 mg||9,522 mg||12,600 mg|
|19 ml||19,000 mg||19,570 mg||16,720 mg||10,051 mg||13,300 mg|
|20 ml||20,000 mg||20,600 mg||17,600 mg||10,580 mg||14,000 mg|
|21 ml||21,000 mg||21,630 mg||18,480 mg||11,109 mg||14,700 mg|
|22 ml||22,000 mg||22,660 mg||19,360 mg||11,638 mg||15,400 mg|
|23 ml||23,000 mg||23,690 mg||20,240 mg||12,167 mg||16,100 mg|
|24 ml||24,000 mg||24,720 mg||21,120 mg||12,696 mg||16,800 mg|
|25 ml||25,000 mg||25,750 mg||22,000 mg||13,225 mg||17,500 mg|
|26 ml||26,000 mg||26,780 mg||22,880 mg||13,754 mg||18,200 mg|
|27 ml||27,000 mg||27,810 mg||23,760 mg||14,283 mg||18,900 mg|
|28 ml||28,000 mg||28,840 mg||24,640 mg||14,812 mg||19,600 mg|
|29 ml||29,000 mg||29,870 mg||25,520 mg||15,341 mg||20,300 mg|
|30 ml||30,000 mg||30,900 mg||26,400 mg||15,870 mg||21,000 mg|
|31 ml||31,000 mg||31,930 mg||27,280 mg||16,399 mg||21,700 mg|
|32 ml||32,000 mg||32,960 mg||28,160 mg||16,928 mg||22,400 mg|
|33 ml||33,000 mg||33,990 mg||29,040 mg||17,457 mg||23,100 mg|
|34 ml||34,000 mg||35,020 mg||29,920 mg||17,986 mg||23,800 mg|
|35 ml||35,000 mg||36,050 mg||30,800 mg||18,515 mg||24,500 mg|
|36 ml||36,000 mg||37,080 mg||31,680 mg||19,044 mg||25,200 mg|
|37 ml||37,000 mg||38,110 mg||32,560 mg||19,573 mg||25,900 mg|
|38 ml||38,000 mg||39,140 mg||33,440 mg||20,102 mg||26,600 mg|
|39 ml||39,000 mg||40,170 mg||34,320 mg||20,631 mg||27,300 mg|
|40 ml||40,000 mg||41,200 mg||35,200 mg||21,160 mg||28,000 mg|
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.
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, 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