Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Grams
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How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Grams
To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in grams, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 12.5 grams/tablespoon.
Since one tablespoon of sugar is equal to 12.5 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The sugar in grams is equal to the sugar in tablespoons multiplied by 12.5.
How Many Grams Are in a Tablespoon of Sugar?
There are 12.5 grams in a tablespoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 tbsp = 12.5 g
While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate, some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.
This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.
Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table
|Grams||Tablespoons (Granulated)||Tablespoons (Brown)||Tablespoons (Powdered)||Tablespoons (Raw)|
|5 g||1/3 tbsp||1/3 tbsp||2/3 tbsp||1/3 tbsp|
|10 g||3/4 tbsp||3/4 tbsp||1 1/4 tbsp||2/3 tbsp|
|15 g||1 1/4 tbsp||1 1/4 tbsp||1 3/4 tbsp||3/4 tbsp|
|20 g||1 2/3 tbsp||1 2/3 tbsp||2 1/2 tbsp||1 1/4 tbsp|
|25 g||2 tbsp||2 tbsp||3 1/4 tbsp||1 2/3 tbsp|
|30 g||2 1/3 tbsp||2 1/3 tbsp||3 3/4 tbsp||1 3/4 tbsp|
|35 g||2 3/4 tbsp||2 3/4 tbsp||4 1/2 tbsp||2 1/4 tbsp|
|40 g||3 1/4 tbsp||3 1/4 tbsp||5 1/8 tbsp||2 1/2 tbsp|
|45 g||3 2/3 tbsp||3 2/3 tbsp||5 3/4 tbsp||2 3/4 tbsp|
|50 g||4 tbsp||4 tbsp||6 1/3 tbsp||3 1/4 tbsp|
|55 g||4 1/3 tbsp||4 1/3 tbsp||7 1/16 tbsp||3 1/2 tbsp|
|60 g||4 3/4 tbsp||4 3/4 tbsp||7 2/3 tbsp||3 3/4 tbsp|
|65 g||5 1/4 tbsp||5 1/4 tbsp||8 1/3 tbsp||4 1/8 tbsp|
|70 g||5 2/3 tbsp||5 2/3 tbsp||8 3/4 tbsp||4 1/2 tbsp|
|75 g||6 tbsp||6 tbsp||9 2/3 tbsp||4 3/4 tbsp|
|80 g||6 1/3 tbsp||6 1/3 tbsp||10 1/4 tbsp||5 1/8 tbsp|
|85 g||6 3/4 tbsp||6 3/4 tbsp||10 3/4 tbsp||5 1/2 tbsp|
|90 g||7 1/4 tbsp||7 1/4 tbsp||11 1/2 tbsp||5 3/4 tbsp|
|95 g||7 2/3 tbsp||7 2/3 tbsp||12 1/8 tbsp||6 1/16 tbsp|
|100 g||8 tbsp||8 tbsp||12 3/4 tbsp||6 1/3 tbsp|
Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?
Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.
The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.
This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.
Tablespoons and grams are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Tablespoon?
A tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of sugar volume.
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.
Learn more about tablespoons.
What is a Gram?
One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of sugar is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of sugar weight.
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.
Learn more about grams.
- Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method