Convert Pounds of Sugar to Tablespoons
Enter the amount of sugar in pounds below to get the value converted to tablespoons.
1 lb ≈ 36 1/4 tbsp
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How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Tablespoons
To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in tablespoons, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 36.28739 tablespoons/pound.
Since one pound of sugar is equal to 36.28739 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:
tablespoons = pounds × 36.28739
The sugar in tablespoons is equal to the sugar in pounds multiplied by 36.28739.
How Many Tablespoons Are in a Pound of Sugar?
There are 36.28739 tablespoons in a pound of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 lb = 36.28739 tbsp
While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate, some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.
This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.
Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table
|Pounds||Tablespoons (Granulated)||Tablespoons (Brown)||Tablespoons (Powdered)||Tablespoons (Raw)|
|0.25 lb||9 1/16 tbsp||9 1/16 tbsp||14 1/2 tbsp||7 1/4 tbsp|
|0.5 lb||18 1/8 tbsp||18 1/8 tbsp||29 1/16 tbsp||14 1/2 tbsp|
|0.75 lb||27 1/4 tbsp||27 1/4 tbsp||43 1/2 tbsp||21 3/4 tbsp|
|1 lb||36 1/4 tbsp||36 1/4 tbsp||58 1/16 tbsp||29 1/16 tbsp|
|1.25 lb||45 1/3 tbsp||45 1/3 tbsp||72 1/2 tbsp||36 1/4 tbsp|
|1.5 lb||54 1/2 tbsp||54 1/2 tbsp||87 1/16 tbsp||43 1/2 tbsp|
|1.75 lb||63 1/2 tbsp||63 1/2 tbsp||101 2/3 tbsp||50 3/4 tbsp|
|2 lb||72 1/2 tbsp||72 1/2 tbsp||116 1/8 tbsp||58 1/16 tbsp|
|2.25 lb||81 2/3 tbsp||81 2/3 tbsp||130 2/3 tbsp||65 1/3 tbsp|
|2.5 lb||90 3/4 tbsp||90 3/4 tbsp||145 1/8 tbsp||72 1/2 tbsp|
|2.75 lb||99 3/4 tbsp||99 3/4 tbsp||159 2/3 tbsp||79 3/4 tbsp|
|3 lb||108 3/4 tbsp||108 3/4 tbsp||174 1/8 tbsp||87 1/16 tbsp|
|3.25 lb||117 3/4 tbsp||117 3/4 tbsp||188 2/3 tbsp||94 1/3 tbsp|
|3.5 lb||127 1/16 tbsp||127 1/16 tbsp||203 1/4 tbsp||101 2/3 tbsp|
|3.75 lb||136 1/16 tbsp||136 1/16 tbsp||217 3/4 tbsp||108 3/4 tbsp|
|4 lb||145 1/8 tbsp||145 1/8 tbsp||232 1/4 tbsp||116 1/8 tbsp|
|4.25 lb||154 1/4 tbsp||154 1/4 tbsp||246 3/4 tbsp||123 1/3 tbsp|
|4.5 lb||163 1/3 tbsp||163 1/3 tbsp||261 1/4 tbsp||130 2/3 tbsp|
|4.75 lb||172 1/3 tbsp||172 1/3 tbsp||275 3/4 tbsp||137 3/4 tbsp|
|5 lb||181 1/2 tbsp||181 1/2 tbsp||290 1/3 tbsp||145 1/8 tbsp|
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 tablespoons are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What Is a 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 Tablespoon?
The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.
Learn more about tablespoons.
- Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method