Convert Tablespoons of Salt to Grams

Enter the amount of salt in tablespoons below to get the value converted to grams.


Result in Grams:

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1 tbsp = 17.07 g

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How to Convert Tablespoons to Grams

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

To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 17.07 grams/tablespoon.

Since one tablespoon of salt is equal to 17.07 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = tablespoons × 17.07

The amount of salt in grams is equal to the amount of salt in tablespoons multiplied by 17.07.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 tbsp × 17.07) = 85.35 g
conversion scale showing tablespoons and equivalent grams amount of salt values

How Many Grams Are in a Tablespoon of Salt?

There are 17.07 grams in a tablespoon of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tbsp = 17.07 g

Tablespoons 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 Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of salt is equal to 3 teaspoons of salt or 1/16 of a cup.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

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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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Tablespoon to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various tablespoon measurements converted to grams.
Tablespoons Grams
1 tbsp 17.07 g
2 tbsp 34.14 g
3 tbsp 51.21 g
4 tbsp 68.28 g
5 tbsp 85.35 g
6 tbsp 102.42 g
7 tbsp 119.49 g
8 tbsp 136.56 g
9 tbsp 153.63 g
10 tbsp 170.7 g
11 tbsp 187.77 g
12 tbsp 204.84 g
13 tbsp 221.91 g
14 tbsp 238.98 g
15 tbsp 256.05 g
16 tbsp 273.12 g
17 tbsp 290.19 g
18 tbsp 307.26 g
19 tbsp 324.33 g
20 tbsp 341.4 g
21 tbsp 358.47 g
22 tbsp 375.54 g
23 tbsp 392.61 g
24 tbsp 409.68 g
25 tbsp 426.75 g
26 tbsp 443.82 g
27 tbsp 460.89 g
28 tbsp 477.96 g
29 tbsp 495.03 g
30 tbsp 512.1 g
31 tbsp 529.17 g
32 tbsp 546.24 g
33 tbsp 563.31 g
34 tbsp 580.38 g
35 tbsp 597.45 g
36 tbsp 614.52 g
37 tbsp 631.59 g
38 tbsp 648.66 g
39 tbsp 665.73 g
40 tbsp 682.8 g


  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?,

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