# Convert Pounds of Flour to Grams

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

Results in Grams: 1 lb = 453.59237 g

## How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Grams

To convert a pound measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 453.59237 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = pounds × 453.59237

The flour in grams is equal to the pounds multiplied by 453.59237.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to grams using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 453.59237) = 2,267.96185 g

## Should I 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 ingredient. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredient being added.

For these reasons, a food scale is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking, rather than a cup or tablespoon.

Pounds and grams are both units used to measure flour. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Pounds

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure flour weight. A pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of flour. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

## Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of flour is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of flour weight.

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