Tablespoons to Kilograms Conversion

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

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1 tbsp = 0.0125 kg

How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Kilograms

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio. One kilogram of sugar is equal to 80 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = tablespoons ÷ 80

The sugar in kilograms is equal to the tablespoons divided by 80.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to kilograms using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 ÷ 80) = 0.0625 kg

While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate,[1] 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

Kilogram measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Kilograms Tablespoons (Granulated) Tablespoons (Brown) Tablespoons (Powdered) Tablespoons (Raw)
0.25 kg 20 tbsp 20 tbsp 32 tbsp 16 tbsp
0.5 kg 40 tbsp 40 tbsp 64 tbsp 32 tbsp
0.75 kg 60 tbsp 60 tbsp 96 tbsp 48 tbsp
1 kg 80 tbsp 80 tbsp 128 tbsp 64 tbsp
1.25 kg 100 tbsp 100 tbsp 160 tbsp 80 tbsp
1.5 kg 120 tbsp 120 tbsp 192 tbsp 96 tbsp
1.75 kg 140 tbsp 140 tbsp 224 tbsp 112 tbsp
2 kg 160 tbsp 160 tbsp 256 tbsp 128 tbsp
2.25 kg 180 tbsp 180 tbsp 288 tbsp 144 tbsp
2.5 kg 200 tbsp 200 tbsp 320 tbsp 160 tbsp
2.75 kg 220 tbsp 220 tbsp 352 tbsp 176 tbsp
3 kg 240 tbsp 240 tbsp 384 tbsp 192 tbsp
3.25 kg 260 tbsp 260 tbsp 416 tbsp 208 tbsp
3.5 kg 280 tbsp 280 tbsp 448 tbsp 224 tbsp
3.75 kg 300 tbsp 300 tbsp 480 tbsp 240 tbsp
4 kg 320 tbsp 320 tbsp 512 tbsp 256 tbsp
4.25 kg 340 tbsp 340 tbsp 544 tbsp 272 tbsp
4.5 kg 360 tbsp 360 tbsp 576 tbsp 288 tbsp
4.75 kg 380 tbsp 380 tbsp 608 tbsp 304 tbsp
5 kg 400 tbsp 400 tbsp 640 tbsp 320 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 kilograms are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Tablespoons

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 sugar. 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.

Kilograms

One kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of sugar weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for sugar, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html