Convert Teaspoons to Pounds

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1 tsp = 0.009186 lb

How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Pounds

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One teaspoon of sugar is equal to 0.009186 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = teaspoons × 0.009186

The sugar in pounds is equal to the teaspoons multiplied by 0.009186.

For example, here's how to convert 500 teaspoons to pounds using the formula above.
500 tsp = (500 × 0.009186) = 4.592964 lb

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

Pound measurements and equivalent teaspoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Pounds Teaspoons (Granulated) Teaspoons (Brown) Teaspoons (Powdered) Teaspoons (Raw)
0.25 lb 27 1/4 tsp 27 1/4 tsp 43 1/2 tsp 21 3/4 tsp
0.5 lb 54 1/2 tsp 54 1/2 tsp 87 1/8 tsp 43 1/2 tsp
0.75 lb 81 2/3 tsp 81 2/3 tsp 130 2/3 tsp 65 1/3 tsp
1 lb 108 3/4 tsp 108 3/4 tsp 174 1/8 tsp 87 1/8 tsp
1.25 lb 136 1/8 tsp 136 1/8 tsp 217 3/4 tsp 108 3/4 tsp
1.5 lb 163 1/3 tsp 163 1/3 tsp 261 1/4 tsp 130 2/3 tsp
1.75 lb 190 1/2 tsp 190 1/2 tsp 304 3/4 tsp 152 1/3 tsp
2 lb 217 3/4 tsp 217 3/4 tsp 348 1/3 tsp 174 1/8 tsp
2.25 lb 244 3/4 tsp 244 3/4 tsp 391 3/4 tsp 195 3/4 tsp
2.5 lb 272 1/8 tsp 272 1/8 tsp 435 1/2 tsp 217 3/4 tsp
2.75 lb 299 1/3 tsp 299 1/3 tsp 478 3/4 tsp 239 1/2 tsp
3 lb 326 2/3 tsp 326 2/3 tsp 522 1/2 tsp 261 1/4 tsp
3.25 lb 353 3/4 tsp 353 3/4 tsp 566 1/8 tsp 283 1/8 tsp
3.5 lb 381 1/8 tsp 381 1/8 tsp 609 2/3 tsp 304 3/4 tsp
3.75 lb 408 1/4 tsp 408 1/4 tsp 653 1/8 tsp 326 2/3 tsp
4 lb 435 1/2 tsp 435 1/2 tsp 696 3/4 tsp 348 1/3 tsp
4.25 lb 462 2/3 tsp 462 2/3 tsp 740 1/4 tsp 370 1/8 tsp
4.5 lb 489 3/4 tsp 489 3/4 tsp 783 3/4 tsp 391 3/4 tsp
4.75 lb 517 1/8 tsp 517 1/8 tsp 827 1/3 tsp 413 2/3 tsp
5 lb 544 1/3 tsp 544 1/3 tsp 870 3/4 tsp 435 1/2 tsp

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.

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

Teaspoons

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon. A teaspoon is a measure of sugar volume.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of sugar. 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.

Pounds

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure sugar weight. A pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

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