# Convert Smidgens of Salt to Pinches

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

## Result in Pinches:

1 smidgen = 0.5 pinches

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## How to Convert Smidgens to Pinches

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

To convert a measurement in smidgens to a measurement in pinches, divide the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 2 smidgens/pinch.

Since one pinch of salt is equal to 2 smidgens, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = smidgens ÷ 2

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

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

### How Many Pinches Are in a Smidgen of Salt?

There are 0.5 pinches in a smidgen of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 smidgens = 0.5 pinches

Smidgens and pinches 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.

## What Is a Pinch?

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

Table showing various 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