Convert Pinches of Salt to Grams

Enter the amount of salt in pinches below to get the value converted to grams.


Result in Grams:

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1 pinch = 0.355625 g

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How to Convert Pinches to Grams

Professional chefs, bakers, and even home cooks will eventually need to know how to convert salt from pinches to grams for any variety of recipes.

To convert a measurement in pinches to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 0.355625 grams/pinch.

Since one pinch of salt is equal to 0.355625 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = pinches × 0.355625

The amount of salt in grams is equal to the amount of salt in pinches multiplied by 0.355625.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pinches to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 pinches × 0.355625) = 1.778125 g

How Many Grams Are in a Pinch of Salt?

There are 0.355625 grams in a pinch of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 pinches = 0.355625 g

Pinches and grams are both units used to measure the amount of salt. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Pinch?

A pinch is a small unit used in cooking, typically used to measure salt and other spices when seasoning. One pinch is equal to the amount of seasoning that can be taken between your thumb and finger, or 1/2 of a dash. The pinch is a rough measurement, but is commonly considered to be equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon.

Learn more about pinches.

What Is a Gram?

One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt. However, the weight of salt depends on its crystal size and density.

Professional chefs and bakers should always check the packaging for the density of salt they're using, as it can alter the outcome of a recipe.

Salt is a combination of sodium and chloride, and one gram contains about 388mg of sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a daily sodium intake of less than 2,300mg, or 2.3 grams at a maximum, and ideally less than 1,500mg or 1.5 grams.[1]

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of weight in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

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Pinch to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various pinch measurements converted to grams.
Pinches Grams
1 0.355625 g
2 0.71125 g
3 1.0669 g
4 1.4225 g
5 1.7781 g
6 2.1338 g
7 2.4894 g
8 2.845 g
9 3.2006 g
10 3.5563 g
11 3.9119 g
12 4.2675 g
13 4.6231 g
14 4.9788 g
15 5.3344 g
16 5.69 g
17 6.0456 g
18 6.4013 g
19 6.7569 g
20 7.1125 g
21 7.4681 g
22 7.8238 g
23 8.1794 g
24 8.535 g
25 8.8906 g
26 9.2463 g
27 9.6019 g
28 9.9575 g
29 10.31 g
30 10.67 g
31 11.02 g
32 11.38 g
33 11.74 g
34 12.09 g
35 12.45 g
36 12.8 g
37 13.16 g
38 13.51 g
39 13.87 g
40 14.23 g


  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?,

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