Convert Smidgens of Salt to Grams
Enter the salt volume in smidgens below to get the value converted to grams.
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:
The salt volume in grams is equal to the smidgens multiplied by 0.177813.
Smidgens and grams are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
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.
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.
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
- 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