Convert Teaspoons of Salt to Grams

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1 tsp = 5.69 g

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How to Convert Teaspoons to Grams

Professional chefs, bakers, and even home cooks will eventually need to know how to convert salt from teaspoons to grams for any variety of recipes.

To convert a measurement in teaspoons to a measurement in grams, multiply the amount of salt by the following conversion ratio: 5.69 grams/teaspoon.

Since one teaspoon of salt is equal to 5.69 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = teaspoons × 5.69

The amount of salt in grams is equal to the amount of salt in teaspoons multiplied by 5.69.

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 tsp × 5.69) = 28.45 g
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How Many Grams Are in a Teaspoon of Salt?

There are 5.69 grams in a teaspoon of salt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tsp = 5.69 g

Teaspoons and grams are both units used to measure the amount of salt. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Teaspoon?

A teaspoon of salt is equal to 8 dashes of salt or 1/3 of a tablespoon.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

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What Is a Gram?

One gram of salt is equal to about 0.176 teaspoons of salt. However, the weight of salt depends on its crystal size and density.

Professional chefs and bakers should always check the packaging for the density of salt they're using, as it can alter the outcome of a recipe.

Salt is a combination of sodium and chloride, and one gram contains about 388mg of sodium. The American Heart Association recommends a daily sodium intake of less than 2,300mg, or 2.3 grams at a maximum, and ideally less than 1,500mg or 1.5 grams.[1]

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.

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Teaspoon to Gram Conversion Table

Table showing various teaspoon measurements converted to grams.
Teaspoons Grams
1 tsp 5.69 g
2 tsp 11.38 g
3 tsp 17.07 g
4 tsp 22.76 g
5 tsp 28.45 g
6 tsp 34.14 g
7 tsp 39.83 g
8 tsp 45.52 g
9 tsp 51.21 g
10 tsp 56.9 g
11 tsp 62.59 g
12 tsp 68.28 g
13 tsp 73.97 g
14 tsp 79.66 g
15 tsp 85.35 g
16 tsp 91.04 g
17 tsp 96.73 g
18 tsp 102.42 g
19 tsp 108.11 g
20 tsp 113.8 g
21 tsp 119.49 g
22 tsp 125.18 g
23 tsp 130.87 g
24 tsp 136.56 g
25 tsp 142.25 g
26 tsp 147.94 g
27 tsp 153.63 g
28 tsp 159.32 g
29 tsp 165.01 g
30 tsp 170.7 g
31 tsp 176.39 g
32 tsp 182.08 g
33 tsp 187.77 g
34 tsp 193.46 g
35 tsp 199.15 g
36 tsp 204.84 g
37 tsp 210.53 g
38 tsp 216.22 g
39 tsp 221.91 g
40 tsp 227.6 g

References

  1. American Heart Association, How much sodium should I eat per day?, https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sodium/how-much-sodium-should-i-eat-per-day

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