Convert Pinches to Teaspoons

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

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1 pinch = 0.0625 tsp

How to Convert Pinches to Teaspoons

To convert a pinch measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One pinch is equal to 0.0625 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = pinches × 0.0625

The salt volume in teaspoons is equal to the pinches multiplied by 0.0625.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pinches to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 pinches = (5 × 0.0625) = 0.3125 tsp

Pinches and teaspoons 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 teaspoon of salt is equal to 8 dashes of salt or 1/3 of a tablespoon.

Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

Pinch Measurements and Equivalent Teaspoon Conversions

Common pinch values converted to the equivalent teaspoon value
Pinches Teaspoons
1 0.0625 tsp
2 0.125 tsp
3 0.1875 tsp
4 0.25 tsp
5 0.3125 tsp
6 0.375 tsp
7 0.4375 tsp
8 0.5 tsp
9 0.5625 tsp
10 0.625 tsp
11 0.6875 tsp
12 0.75 tsp
13 0.8125 tsp
14 0.875 tsp
15 0.9375 tsp
16 1 tsp
17 1.0625 tsp
18 1.125 tsp
19 1.1875 tsp
20 1.25 tsp
21 1.3125 tsp
22 1.375 tsp
23 1.4375 tsp
24 1.5 tsp
25 1.5625 tsp
26 1.625 tsp
27 1.6875 tsp
28 1.75 tsp
29 1.8125 tsp
30 1.875 tsp
31 1.9375 tsp
32 2 tsp
33 2.0625 tsp
34 2.125 tsp
35 2.1875 tsp
36 2.25 tsp
37 2.3125 tsp
38 2.375 tsp
39 2.4375 tsp
40 2.5 tsp

More Pinch Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 pinch is equal to 2 smidgens
Convert to Dashes
1 pinch is equal to 0.5 dashes
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.