# Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Grams

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

## Result in Grams:

1 tbsp = 12.5 g

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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:

grams = tablespoons × 12.5

The sugar in grams is equal to the sugar in tablespoons multiplied by 12.5.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 tbsp × 12.5) = 62.5 g

### 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

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and many home cooks don't own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky depending on sugar densities such as granulated, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of various types of sugar to help with the conversion.

### Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Gram measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of sugar.
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 You 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 varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. 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.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

## What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 3 teaspoons 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.

## What Is a Gram?

One gram of sugar is equal to the weight of 1/1000 of a kilogram, 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds.

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.