Convert Pounds to Grams

Enter the amount of sugar in pounds below to get the value converted to grams.

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1 lb = 453.59237 g

How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Grams

To convert a pound measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One pound of sugar is equal to 453.59237 grams, so use this simple formula to convert:

grams = pounds × 453.59237

The sugar in grams is equal to the pounds multiplied by 453.59237.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to grams using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 453.59237) = 2,267.96185 g

Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

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

Pounds

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure sugar weight. A pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of sugar is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of sugar weight.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of sugar in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g, for example 1 gram can be written as 1 g.