Tablespoons to Kilograms Conversion Calculator

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1 tbsp = 0.014786764782 kg

How to Convert Tablespoons to Kilograms

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the volume multiplied by the density of the ingredient or material by 67.628045.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = tablespoons × ingredient density67.628045

Thus, the volume in kilograms is equal to the tablespoons times the density of the ingredient or material divided by 67.628045.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to kilograms for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
5 tbsp = 5 × 0.767.628045 = 0.051753676737 kg

Tablespoons and kilograms are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the volume to weight conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Tablespoons

The tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[2] One tablespoon is equal to just under 14.8 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is equal to 15 milliliters.[3]

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.

Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[4] It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight 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.

Tablespoon to Kilogram Conversion Table

Tablespoon measurements converted to kilograms for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Tablespoons: Weight in Kilograms of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1/8 tbsp 0.001848 kg 0.001922 kg 0.001627 kg 0.000978 kg 0.001294 kg
1/4 tbsp 0.003697 kg 0.003845 kg 0.003253 kg 0.001956 kg 0.002588 kg
1/3 tbsp 0.004929 kg 0.005126 kg 0.004337 kg 0.002607 kg 0.00345 kg
1/2 tbsp 0.007393 kg 0.007689 kg 0.006506 kg 0.003911 kg 0.005175 kg
2/3 tbsp 0.009858 kg 0.010252 kg 0.008675 kg 0.005215 kg 0.0069 kg
3/4 tbsp 0.01109 kg 0.011534 kg 0.009759 kg 0.005867 kg 0.007763 kg
1 tbsp 0.014787 kg 0.015378 kg 0.013012 kg 0.007822 kg 0.010351 kg

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
  3. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
  4. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf