Convert Tablespoons to Grams

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

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1 tbsp = 17.07 g

How to Convert Tablespoons to Grams

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon is equal to 17.07 grams, so use this simple formula to convert:

grams = tablespoons × 17.07

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to grams using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 17.07) = 85.35 g

Tablespoons and grams are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


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

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.


One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt. The recommended daily sodium intake is about 2,300mg, or 2.3 grams.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of salt volume in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g, for example 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Tablespoon Measurements and Equivalent Gram Conversions

Common tablespoon values converted to the equivalent gram value
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

More Tablespoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tbsp is equal to 96 smidgens
Convert to Pinches
1 tbsp is equal to 48 pinches
Convert to Dashes
1 tbsp is equal to 24 dashes
Convert to Teaspoons
1 tbsp is equal to 3 teaspoons
Convert to Cups
1 tbsp is equal to 0.0625 cups

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

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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.