# Convert Ounces of Flour to Pounds

Enter the amount of flour in ounces below to get the value converted to pounds.

## Result in Pounds:

1 oz = 0.0625 lb

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## How to Convert Ounces of Flour to Pounds

To convert a measurement in ounces to a measurement in pounds, divide the flour by the following conversion ratio: 16 ounces/pound.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = ounces ÷ 16

The flour in pounds is equal to the flour in ounces divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 ounces to pounds using the formula above.
pounds = (5 oz ÷ 16) = 0.3125 lb

## Should You Measure Flour by Weight or Volume?

Most experts agree that dry ingredients like flour should be measured by weight rather than volume, especially in baking. The reason for this is that flours vary slightly in density, so a volume measurement will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredients being added.

For these reasons, a food scale, rather than measuring cups or spoons, is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking. For recipes that call for measurements in volume, professional bakers use a whisk to aerate flour that's been stored in a bag or canister before measuring since flour will settle when stored and weigh heavier even in the same-sized measuring cup.

## What Is an Ounce?

An ounce of flour is 1/16 of a pound, and there are 28.3495 grams in one ounce. An ounce is a measure of flour weight.

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.