# Convert Pounds of Flour to Kilograms

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

Results in Kilograms: 1 lb = 0.453592 kg

## 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:

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

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.
5 lb = (5 × 0.453592) = 2.267962 kg

## 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.