Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Grams

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1 tsp = 4.166667 g

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How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Grams

To convert a measurement in teaspoons to a measurement in grams, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 4.166667 grams/teaspoon.

Since one teaspoon of sugar is equal to 4.166667 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = teaspoons × 4.166667

The sugar in grams is equal to the sugar in teaspoons multiplied by 4.166667.

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to grams using the formula above.
grams = (5 tsp × 4.166667) = 20.833333 g

How Many Grams Are in a Teaspoon of Sugar?

There are 4.166667 grams in a teaspoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tsp = 4.166667 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 teaspoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Grams Teaspoons (Granulated) Teaspoons (Brown) Teaspoons (Powdered) Teaspoons (Raw)
5 g 1 1/4 tsp 1 1/4 tsp 1 3/4 tsp 3/4 tsp
10 g 2 1/3 tsp 2 1/3 tsp 3 3/4 tsp 1 3/4 tsp
15 g 3 2/3 tsp 3 2/3 tsp 5 3/4 tsp 2 3/4 tsp
20 g 4 3/4 tsp 4 3/4 tsp 7 2/3 tsp 3 3/4 tsp
25 g 6 tsp 6 tsp 9 2/3 tsp 4 3/4 tsp
30 g 7 1/4 tsp 7 1/4 tsp 11 1/2 tsp 5 3/4 tsp
35 g 8 1/3 tsp 8 1/3 tsp 13 1/2 tsp 6 3/4 tsp
40 g 9 2/3 tsp 9 2/3 tsp 15 1/3 tsp 7 2/3 tsp
45 g 10 3/4 tsp 10 3/4 tsp 17 1/4 tsp 8 2/3 tsp
50 g 12 tsp 12 tsp 19 1/4 tsp 9 2/3 tsp
55 g 13 1/4 tsp 13 1/4 tsp 21 1/8 tsp 10 1/2 tsp
60 g 14 1/3 tsp 14 1/3 tsp 23 1/16 tsp 11 1/2 tsp
65 g 15 2/3 tsp 15 2/3 tsp 24 3/4 tsp 12 1/2 tsp
70 g 16 3/4 tsp 16 3/4 tsp 26 3/4 tsp 13 1/2 tsp
75 g 18 tsp 18 tsp 28 3/4 tsp 14 1/3 tsp
80 g 19 1/4 tsp 19 1/4 tsp 30 3/4 tsp 15 1/3 tsp
85 g 20 1/3 tsp 20 1/3 tsp 32 2/3 tsp 16 1/3 tsp
90 g 21 2/3 tsp 21 2/3 tsp 34 1/2 tsp 17 1/4 tsp
95 g 22 3/4 tsp 22 3/4 tsp 36 1/2 tsp 18 1/4 tsp
100 g 24 tsp 24 tsp 38 1/3 tsp 19 1/4 tsp

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.

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

What Is a Teaspoon?

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 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.

Learn more about teaspoons.

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.

Learn more about grams.

References

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

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