Convert Pinches to Smidgens

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

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1 pinch = 2 smidgens
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How to Convert Pinches to Smidgens

To convert a pinch measurement to a smidgen measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One pinch is equal to 2 smidgens, so use this simple formula to convert:

smidgens = pinches × 2

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

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

Pinches and smidgens are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


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.


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 Measurements and Equivalent Smidgen Conversions

Common pinch values converted to the equivalent smidgen value
Pinches Smidgens
1 2
2 4
3 6
4 8
5 10
6 12
7 14
8 16
9 18
10 20
11 22
12 24
13 26
14 28
15 30
16 32
17 34
18 36
19 38
20 40
21 42
22 44
23 46
24 48
25 50
26 52
27 54
28 56
29 58
30 60
31 62
32 64
33 66
34 68
35 70
36 72
37 74
38 76
39 78
40 80

More Pinch Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Dashes
1 pinch is equal to 0.5 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 pinch is equal to 0.0625 teaspoons
Convert to Tablespoons
1 pinch is equal to 0.020833 tablespoons
Convert to Cups
1 pinch is equal to 0.001302 cups
Convert to Grams
1 pinch is equal to 0.355625 grams

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.