Teaspoons to Kilograms Conversion Calculator

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1 tsp = 0.004928921594 kg

How to Convert Teaspoons to Kilograms

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the volume multiplied by the density of the ingredient or material by 202.884136.

You can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = teaspoons × ingredient density202.884136

Thus, the volume in kilograms is equal to the teaspoons times the density of the ingredient or material divided by 202.884136.

For example, here's how to convert 500 teaspoons to kilograms for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
500 tsp = 500 × 0.7202.884136 = 1.725123 kg

Teaspoons and kilograms are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.

For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.

The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the volume to weight conversion.

Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Teaspoons

The teaspoon is a unit of volume equal to one-third of a tablespoon.[2] One teaspoon is equal to around 4.9 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters.[3]

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.

Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[4] It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Teaspoon to Kilogram Conversion Table

Teaspoon measurements converted to kilograms for commonly used ingredients.
Volume in Teaspoons: Weight in Kilograms of:
Water Milk Cooking Oil All Purpose Flour Granulated Sugar
1/8 tsp 0.000616 kg 0.000641 kg 0.000542 kg 0.000326 kg 0.000431 kg
1/4 tsp 0.001232 kg 0.001282 kg 0.001084 kg 0.000652 kg 0.000863 kg
1/3 tsp 0.001643 kg 0.001709 kg 0.001446 kg 0.000869 kg 0.00115 kg
1/2 tsp 0.002464 kg 0.002563 kg 0.002169 kg 0.001304 kg 0.001725 kg
2/3 tsp 0.003286 kg 0.003417 kg 0.002892 kg 0.001738 kg 0.0023 kg
3/4 tsp 0.003697 kg 0.003845 kg 0.003253 kg 0.001956 kg 0.002588 kg
1 tsp 0.004929 kg 0.005126 kg 0.004337 kg 0.002607 kg 0.00345 kg

References

  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/metric-cooking-resources
  2. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cooking Conversion Guide, https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/17165/file/P-01775.pdf
  3. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
  4. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf