Convert Pounds to Kilograms

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

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1 lb = 0.453592 kg

How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Kilograms

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

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

The sugar 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 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 kilograms 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.

Kilograms

One kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of sugar weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for sugar, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.