Grams to pounds and ounces conversion
These tools help you convert between grams, pounds and ounces (g, lb and oz), all of which are units of weight commonly used in cooking. Should you wish to learn how to convert between grams, pounds & ounces manually you will find instructions at the bottom of the page. Note that the converter default rounding is set to 6 decimal places, but you can change this if you wish.
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When weighing produce it's common to want to know answers to the following questions. Using the conversion tools at the top of this page will yield answers to these questions. But, should you want to calculate manually, here is the info you need.
How many grams are in a pound (lb)?
This is a common cooking question as people want to be able to convert from pounds to grams. There are 453.59237 grams in a pound (lb). So, multiply your pound figure by 453.59237 to get your grams figure (or 454 for a rough conversion).
How many grams are in an ounce (oz)?
There are 28.34952312 grams in an avoirdupois ounce (oz). Therefore, if you want to convert ounces to grams multiply your figure by 28.34952312 (or 28.3 for a rough conversion).
Troy ounces vs avoirdupois ounces
Whilst the avoirdupois ounce is commonly used for weighing produce and people, the troy ounce is used for measuring precious metals (such as gold) and gemstones. These units are very different and it is important to ensure you have the right ounce to get an accurate conversion.
How many grams are in a troy ounce (t oz)?
There are 31.1034768 grams in a Troy ounce (t oz). Therefore, if you want to convert troy ounces to grams multiply your figure by 31.1034768 (or 31 for a rough conversion). Should you wish to convert to or from troy ounces, please see the weight converter tool. You can also convert from avoirdupois ounces to troy ounces here.
Mass or weight?
A few people have written to me asking why I state that units such as grams, pounds and ounces are units of mass and not weight. If you're unsure about why they are units of mass, please see this article: what is the difference between mass and weight?
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