Convert Smidgens of Salt to Grams

Enter the amount of salt 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

Professional chefs, bakers, and even home cooks will eventually need to know how to convert salt from smidgens to grams for any variety of recipes.

To convert a measurement in smidgens to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 0.177813 grams/smidgen.

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

grams = smidgens × 0.177813

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

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

How Many Grams Are in a Smidgen of Salt?

There are 0.177813 grams in a smidgen of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 smidgens = 0.177813 g

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

What Is a Smidgen?

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.

Learn more about smidgens.

What Is a Gram?

One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt. However, the weight of salt depends on its crystal size and density.

Professional chefs and bakers should always check the packaging for the density of salt they're using, as it can alter the outcome of a recipe.

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 weight in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

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Smidgen to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various 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

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