Pounds to Ounces Conversion

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

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1 lb = 16 oz

How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Ounces

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

ounces = pounds × 16

The sugar 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 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 ounces 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.

Ounces

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

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