Convert Smidgens to Teaspoons

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

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1 smidgen = 0.03125 tsp

How to Convert Smidgens to Teaspoons

To convert a smidgen measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One smidgen is equal to 0.03125 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = smidgens × 0.03125

The salt volume in teaspoons is equal to the smidgens multiplied by 0.03125.

For example, here's how to convert 5 smidgens to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 smidgens = (5 × 0.03125) = 0.15625 tsp

Smidgens and teaspoons 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.


A teaspoon of salt is equal to 8 dashes of salt or 1/3 of a tablespoon.

Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

Smidgen Measurements and Equivalent Teaspoon Conversions

Common smidgen values converted to the equivalent teaspoon value
Smidgens Teaspoons
1 0.03125 tsp
2 0.0625 tsp
3 0.09375 tsp
4 0.125 tsp
5 0.15625 tsp
6 0.1875 tsp
7 0.21875 tsp
8 0.25 tsp
9 0.28125 tsp
10 0.3125 tsp
11 0.34375 tsp
12 0.375 tsp
13 0.40625 tsp
14 0.4375 tsp
15 0.46875 tsp
16 0.5 tsp
17 0.53125 tsp
18 0.5625 tsp
19 0.59375 tsp
20 0.625 tsp
21 0.65625 tsp
22 0.6875 tsp
23 0.71875 tsp
24 0.75 tsp
25 0.78125 tsp
26 0.8125 tsp
27 0.84375 tsp
28 0.875 tsp
29 0.90625 tsp
30 0.9375 tsp
31 0.96875 tsp
32 1 tsp
33 1.0313 tsp
34 1.0625 tsp
35 1.0938 tsp
36 1.125 tsp
37 1.1563 tsp
38 1.1875 tsp
39 1.2188 tsp
40 1.25 tsp

More Smidgen Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Pinches
1 smidgen is equal to 0.5 pinches
Convert to Dashes
1 smidgen is equal to 0.25 dashes
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

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.