Convert Pinches of Salt to Smidgens

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

Result in Smidgens:

1 pinch = 2 smidgens

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How to Convert Pinches to Smidgens

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

To convert a measurement in pinches to a measurement in smidgens, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 2 smidgens/pinch.

Since one pinch of salt is equal to 2 smidgens, you can use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = pinches × 2

The amount of salt in smidgens is equal to the amount of salt in pinches multiplied by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pinches to smidgens using the formula above.
smidgens = (5 pinches × 2) = 10 smidgens

How Many Smidgens Are in a Pinch of Salt?

There are 2 smidgens in a pinch of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 pinches = 2 smidgens

Pinches and smidgens 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.

What Is a Smidgen?

A smidgen is a very small unit used in cooking, most often used to measure salt and seasonings. One smidgen is equal to 1/2 of a pinch, which is the amount of seasoning that you can "pinch" between your thumb and finger. Although the smidgen is considered a rough measurement, it is generally accepted to be equal to 1/32 of a teaspoon.

Pinch to Smidgen Conversion Table

Table showing various pinch measurements converted to smidgens.
Pinches Smidgens
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3 6
4 8
5 10
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18 36
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40 80