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

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How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Ounces

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in ounces, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 16 ounces/pound.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, you can use this simple formula to convert:

ounces = pounds × 16

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

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

How Many Ounces Are in a Pound of Flour?

There are 16 ounces in a pound of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 16 oz

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 ounces 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.

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What Is an Ounce?

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 weight. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

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