Convert Smidgens of Salt to Pinches

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

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1 smidgen = 0.5 pinches
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How to Convert Smidgens to Pinches

To convert a smidgen measurement to a pinch measurement, divide the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One pinch of salt is equal to 2 smidgens, so use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = smidgens ÷ 2

The salt volume in pinches is equal to the smidgens divided by 2.

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to pinches using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 ÷ 2) = 2.5 pinches

Smidgens and pinches 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.

Pinches

A pinch is a small unit used in cooking, typically used to measure salt and other spices when seasoning. One pinch is equal to the amount of seasoning that can be taken between your thumb and finger, or 1/2 of a dash. The pinch is a rough measurement, but is commonly considered to be equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon.

Smidgen to Pinch Conversion Table

Smidgen measurements converted to pinches
Smidgens Pinches
1 0.5
2 1
3 1.5
4 2
5 2.5
6 3
7 3.5
8 4
9 4.5
10 5
11 5.5
12 6
13 6.5
14 7
15 7.5
16 8
17 8.5
18 9
19 9.5
20 10
21 10.5
22 11
23 11.5
24 12
25 12.5
26 13
27 13.5
28 14
29 14.5
30 15
31 15.5
32 16
33 16.5
34 17
35 17.5
36 18
37 18.5
38 19
39 19.5
40 20