# Convert Pounds of Flour to Kilograms

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

## Result in Kilograms:

Do you want to convert kilograms of flour to pounds?

## How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Kilograms

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in kilograms, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 0.453592 kilograms/pound.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 0.453592 kilograms, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

The flour in kilograms is equal to the flour in pounds multiplied by 0.453592.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 pounds to kilograms using the formula above.

### How Many Kilograms Are in a Pound of Flour?

There are **0.453592** kilograms in a pound of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 0.453592 kg

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

For these reasons, a food scale, rather than measuring cups or spoons, is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking. For recipes that call for measurements in volume, professional bakers use a whisk to aerate flour that's been stored in a bag or canister before measuring since flour will settle when stored and weigh heavier even in the same-sized measuring cup.

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

## What Is a Pound?

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 weight. Pounds can be abbreviated as *lb*; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Learn more about pounds.

## What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram of flour is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of flour weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 10^{3}. Kilograms can be abbreviated as *kg*; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Learn more about kilograms.