Convert Teaspoons to Pinches

Enter the salt volume in teaspoons below to get the value converted to pinches.

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1 tsp = 16 pinches

How to Convert Teaspoons to Pinches

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a pinch measurement, multiply the salt volume by the conversion ratio. One teaspoon is equal to 16 pinches, so use this simple formula to convert:

pinches = teaspoons × 16

The salt volume in pinches is equal to the teaspoons multiplied by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to pinches using the formula above.
5 tsp = (5 × 16) = 80 pinches

Teaspoons and pinches are both units used to measure salt volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


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

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.


A pinch is a small unit used in cooking, typically used to measure salt and other spices when seasoning. One pinch is equal to the amount of seasoning that can be taken between your thumb and finger, or 1/2 of a dash. The pinch is a rough measurement, but is commonly considered to be equal to 1/16 of a teaspoon.

Teaspoon Measurements and Equivalent Pinch Conversions

Common teaspoon values converted to the equivalent pinch value
Teaspoons Pinches
1 tsp 16
2 tsp 32
3 tsp 48
4 tsp 64
5 tsp 80
6 tsp 96
7 tsp 112
8 tsp 128
9 tsp 144
10 tsp 160
11 tsp 176
12 tsp 192
13 tsp 208
14 tsp 224
15 tsp 240
16 tsp 256
17 tsp 272
18 tsp 288
19 tsp 304
20 tsp 320
21 tsp 336
22 tsp 352
23 tsp 368
24 tsp 384
25 tsp 400
26 tsp 416
27 tsp 432
28 tsp 448
29 tsp 464
30 tsp 480
31 tsp 496
32 tsp 512
33 tsp 528
34 tsp 544
35 tsp 560
36 tsp 576
37 tsp 592
38 tsp 608
39 tsp 624
40 tsp 640

More Teaspoon Salt Volume Conversions

Convert to Smidgens
1 tsp is equal to 32 smidgens
Convert to Dashes
1 tsp is equal to 8 dashes
Convert to Tablespoons
1 tsp is equal to 0.333333 tablespoons
Convert to Cups
1 tsp is equal to 0.020833 cups
Convert to Grams
1 tsp is equal to 5.69 grams

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.