Convert Pounds of Sugar 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

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How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Kilograms

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in kilograms, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 0.453592 kilograms/pound.

Since one pound of sugar is equal to 0.453592 kilograms, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

The sugar in kilograms is equal to the sugar in pounds multiplied by 0.453592.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to kilograms using the formula above.
kilograms = (5 lb × 0.453592) = 2.267962 kg

How Many Kilograms Are in a Pound of Sugar?

There are 0.453592 kilograms in a pound of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 0.453592 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.

What is a Pound?

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 weight. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Learn more about pounds.

What is a Kilogram?

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 weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Learn more about kilograms.

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