# Convert Pounds of Flour to Kilograms

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

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## How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Kilograms

To convert a pound measurement to a kilogram measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio. One pound of flour is equal to 0.453592 kilograms, so use this simple formula to convert:

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

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

## 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 kilograms 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.

## Kilograms

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 flour, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 10^{3}. Kilograms can be abbreviated as *kg*, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.