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, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One smidgen is equal to 0.5 pinches, so use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = smidgens × 0.5

The salt volume in pinches is equal to the smidgens multiplied by 0.5.

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to pinches using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 × 0.5) = 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 Measurements and Equivalent Pinch Conversions

Common smidgen values converted to the equivalent pinch value
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

More Smidgen Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Dashes
1 smidgen is equal to 0.25 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 smidgen is equal to 0.03125 teaspoons
Convert to Tablespoons
1 smidgen is equal to 0.010417 tablespoons
Convert to Cups
1 smidgen is equal to 0.000651 cups
Convert to Grams
1 smidgen is equal to 0.177813 grams