Convert Pounds of Flour to Ounces

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

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1 lb = 16 oz

How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Ounces

To convert a pound measurement to an ounce measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio. One pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, so use this simple formula to convert:

ounces = pounds × 16

The flour in ounces is equal to the pounds multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to ounces using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 16) = 80 oz

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 ounces 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.

Ounces

An ounce of flour is 1/16 of a pound, and there are 28.3495 grams in one ounce. An ounce is a measure of flour weight.

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of flour. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz, for example 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.