Pounds to Teaspoons Conversion Calculator

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1 lb = 92.026696174362 tsp
1 lb ≈ 92 1/16 tsp
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How to Convert Pounds to Teaspoons

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pound measurement to a teaspoon measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 92.026696 by the density of the ingredient or material.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = pounds × 92.026696ingredient density

Thus, the weight in teaspoons is equal to the pounds times 92.026696, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to teaspoons for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 lb = 5 × 92.0266960.7 = 657.333544 tsp

Pounds and teaspoons are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.

For cooking and baking ingredients, you can get more specific results using our butter, flour, sugar conversion calculators.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

How Many Teaspoons are in a Pound?

The actual volume of a pound will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many teaspoons of various wet and dry ingredients are in a pound.

Pound measurements converted to teaspoons for commonly used ingredients.
Weight in Pounds: Volume in Teaspoons of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1 lb 92.03 tsp 88.49 tsp 104.58 tsp 173.96 tsp 131.47 tsp
2 lb 184.05 tsp 176.97 tsp 209.15 tsp 347.93 tsp 262.93 tsp
3 lb 276.08 tsp 265.46 tsp 313.73 tsp 521.89 tsp 394.4 tsp
4 lb 368.11 tsp 353.95 tsp 418.3 tsp 695.85 tsp 525.87 tsp
5 lb 460.13 tsp 442.44 tsp 522.88 tsp 869.82 tsp 657.33 tsp
6 lb 552.16 tsp 530.92 tsp 627.45 tsp 1,044 tsp 788.8 tsp
7 lb 644.19 tsp 619.41 tsp 732.03 tsp 1,218 tsp 920.27 tsp
8 lb 736.21 tsp 707.9 tsp 836.61 tsp 1,392 tsp 1,052 tsp
9 lb 828.24 tsp 796.38 tsp 941.18 tsp 1,566 tsp 1,183 tsp
10 lb 920.27 tsp 884.87 tsp 1,046 tsp 1,740 tsp 1,315 tsp
11 lb 1,012 tsp 973.36 tsp 1,150 tsp 1,914 tsp 1,446 tsp
12 lb 1,104 tsp 1,062 tsp 1,255 tsp 2,088 tsp 1,578 tsp
13 lb 1,196 tsp 1,150 tsp 1,359 tsp 2,262 tsp 1,709 tsp
14 lb 1,288 tsp 1,239 tsp 1,464 tsp 2,435 tsp 1,841 tsp
15 lb 1,380 tsp 1,327 tsp 1,569 tsp 2,609 tsp 1,972 tsp
16 lb 1,472 tsp 1,416 tsp 1,673 tsp 2,783 tsp 2,103 tsp
17 lb 1,564 tsp 1,504 tsp 1,778 tsp 2,957 tsp 2,235 tsp
18 lb 1,656 tsp 1,593 tsp 1,882 tsp 3,131 tsp 2,366 tsp
19 lb 1,749 tsp 1,681 tsp 1,987 tsp 3,305 tsp 2,498 tsp
20 lb 1,841 tsp 1,770 tsp 2,092 tsp 3,479 tsp 2,629 tsp
21 lb 1,933 tsp 1,858 tsp 2,196 tsp 3,653 tsp 2,761 tsp
22 lb 2,025 tsp 1,947 tsp 2,301 tsp 3,827 tsp 2,892 tsp
23 lb 2,117 tsp 2,035 tsp 2,405 tsp 4,001 tsp 3,024 tsp
24 lb 2,209 tsp 2,124 tsp 2,510 tsp 4,175 tsp 3,155 tsp
25 lb 2,301 tsp 2,212 tsp 2,614 tsp 4,349 tsp 3,287 tsp
26 lb 2,393 tsp 2,301 tsp 2,719 tsp 4,523 tsp 3,418 tsp
27 lb 2,485 tsp 2,389 tsp 2,824 tsp 4,697 tsp 3,550 tsp
28 lb 2,577 tsp 2,478 tsp 2,928 tsp 4,871 tsp 3,681 tsp
29 lb 2,669 tsp 2,566 tsp 3,033 tsp 5,045 tsp 3,813 tsp
30 lb 2,761 tsp 2,655 tsp 3,137 tsp 5,219 tsp 3,944 tsp
31 lb 2,853 tsp 2,743 tsp 3,242 tsp 5,393 tsp 4,075 tsp
32 lb 2,945 tsp 2,832 tsp 3,346 tsp 5,567 tsp 4,207 tsp
33 lb 3,037 tsp 2,920 tsp 3,451 tsp 5,741 tsp 4,338 tsp
34 lb 3,129 tsp 3,009 tsp 3,556 tsp 5,915 tsp 4,470 tsp
35 lb 3,221 tsp 3,097 tsp 3,660 tsp 6,089 tsp 4,601 tsp
36 lb 3,313 tsp 3,186 tsp 3,765 tsp 6,263 tsp 4,733 tsp
37 lb 3,405 tsp 3,274 tsp 3,869 tsp 6,437 tsp 4,864 tsp
38 lb 3,497 tsp 3,363 tsp 3,974 tsp 6,611 tsp 4,996 tsp
39 lb 3,589 tsp 3,451 tsp 4,078 tsp 6,785 tsp 5,127 tsp
40 lb 3,681 tsp 3,539 tsp 4,183 tsp 6,959 tsp 5,259 tsp

Pounds

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.[2]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

Teaspoons

The teaspoon is a unit of volume equal to one-third of a tablespoon.[3] One teaspoon is equal to around 4.9 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters.[4]

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  3. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cooking Conversion Guide, https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/17165/file/P-01775.pdf
  4. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures