Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Pounds

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1 tsp = 0.009186 lb

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How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Pounds

To convert a measurement in teaspoons to a measurement in pounds, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 0.009186 pounds/teaspoon.

Since one teaspoon of sugar is equal to 0.009186 pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = teaspoons × 0.009186

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

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

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

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 1/16 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 1/16 tsp
1.25 lb 136 1/16 tsp 136 1/16 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 1/16 tsp 283 1/16 tsp
3.5 lb 381 1/16 tsp 381 1/16 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 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 pounds 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 Pound?

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure the weight of sugar. 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 weight. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Learn more about pounds.

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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