Convert Smidgens of Salt to Grams

Enter the salt volume in smidgens below to get the value converted to grams.

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1 smidgen = 0.177813 g
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How to Convert Smidgens to Grams

To convert a smidgen measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio.

Since one smidgen of salt is equal to 0.177813 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = smidgens × 0.177813

The salt volume in grams is equal to the smidgens multiplied by 0.177813.

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to grams using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 × 0.177813) = 0.889063 g

Smidgens and grams are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Smidgens

A smidgen is a very small unit used in cooking, most often used to measure salt and seasonings. One smidgen is equal to 1/2 of a pinch, which is the amount of seasoning that you can "pinch" between your thumb and finger. Although the smidgen is considered a rough measurement, it is generally accepted to be equal to 1/32 of a teaspoon.

Grams

One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt.

Salt is a combination of sodium and chloride, and one gram contains about 388mg of sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a daily sodium intake of less than 2,300mg, or 2.3 grams at a maximum, and ideally less than 1,500mg or 1.5 grams.[1]

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of salt volume in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Smidgen to Gram Conversion Table

Smidgen measurements converted to grams
Smidgens Grams
1 0.177813 g
2 0.355625 g
3 0.533438 g
4 0.71125 g
5 0.889063 g
6 1.0669 g
7 1.2447 g
8 1.4225 g
9 1.6003 g
10 1.7781 g
11 1.9559 g
12 2.1338 g
13 2.3116 g
14 2.4894 g
15 2.6672 g
16 2.845 g
17 3.0228 g
18 3.2006 g
19 3.3784 g
20 3.5563 g
21 3.7341 g
22 3.9119 g
23 4.0897 g
24 4.2675 g
25 4.4453 g
26 4.6231 g
27 4.8009 g
28 4.9788 g
29 5.1566 g
30 5.3344 g
31 5.5122 g
32 5.69 g
33 5.8678 g
34 6.0456 g
35 6.2234 g
36 6.4013 g
37 6.5791 g
38 6.7569 g
39 6.9347 g
40 7.1125 g

References

  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?, https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sodium/how-much-sodium-should-i-eat-per-day