# Convert Pounds of Sugar to Ounces

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

Results in Ounces: 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.

Since one pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, you can 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

### How Many Ounces are in a Pound of Sugar?

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

1 lb = 16 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.