# Standard Cooking Measurements

## #1 US MEASUREMENTS

DRY
pinch = approx. 1/8 teaspoon
1 ounce = 1/16 pound = 28.35 g
1 peck = 8 quarts = 1/4 bushel
1 pound = 16 ounces = 453.6 g

LIQUID
1 dash = 6 drops
1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon = 4.93 ml
1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup or 1/2 fluid ounce = 3 teaspoons = 14.79 ml
1 fluid ounce = 1/16 pint = 29.57 ml
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 16 tablespoons = 237 ml
1 pint = 2 cups = 473 ml
1 fifth = 757 ml
1 quart = 2 pints = 946 ml
1 gallon = 4 quarts = 3.78 l

ABBREVIATIONS
cup = C
ounce = oz
quart = qt
gallon = gal
ounce = oz
pint = pt
pound = lb
quart = qt
tablespoon = T or Tbsp
teaspoon = t or tsp

## #2 METRIC MEASUREMENTS

METRIC VOLUME
1000 cu. mm = 1 cu. cm
10 milliliters = 1 centiliter
1000 cu. cm = 1 cu. decimeter
10 centiliters = 1 deciliter
1000 cu. dm = 1 cu. meter
10 deciliters = 1 liter
1 million cu. cm = 1 cu. meter
1000 liters = 1 cu. meter

METRIC WEIGHT
1000 grams = 1 kilogram

METRIC ABBREVIATIONS
kilometer = km
milliliter = ml
liter = l
milligram = mg
gram = g
kilogram = kg

U.S. to Metric
Capacity
1/5 teaspoon = 1 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml

1 fluid ounce (oz.) = 30 ml
1/5 cup = 50 ml
1 cup = 240 ml
2 cups (1 pint) = 470 ml
4 cups (1 quart) = .95 liter
4 quarts (1 gal.) = 3.8 liters

Weight
1 oz. = 28 grams
1 lb. = 540 grams

Metric to U.S.
Capacity
1 ml = 1/5 teaspoon
5 ml = 1 teaspoon
15 ml = 1 tablespoon
30 ml = 1 fluid oz
100 ml = 3.4 fluid oz
240 ml = 1 cup
1 liter = 34 fluid oz
1 liter = 4.2 cups
1 liter = 2.1 pints
1 liter = 1.06 quarts
1 liter = .26 gallon

Weight
1 gram = .035 oz
100 grams = 3.5 oz
500 grams = 1.10 lb
1 kilogram = 2.205
lb 1 kilogram = 35 oz

## 3 thoughts on “Standard Cooking Measurements”

1. Rachael Robinson

Thanks for this measurements information. This is very helpful.

2. george leffel

what i’m looking for is a measurement for dry to natural spices. like if using parsley, one table spoon natural ,, what would it take for dry parsley;;

1. Virginie Martocq Post author

I’m sorry – I don’t have that info!