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Teaspoons to Grams Converter

Please choose a cooking ingredient. A density is required for converting between teaspoons and grams (a teaspoon of sugar weighs less than a teaspoon of water). If your ingredient is not on the list, click 'add own'. add own
Convert between teaspoons (tsp) and grams (g) for a multitude of cooking and baking ingredients. Note that teaspoon figures are level teaspoons, not rounded or heaped (it can make a big difference).

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How many grams are in 1 teaspoon?

Whilst a level teaspoon of sugar weighs about 4.2 grams, a level teaspoon of salt weighs about 6 grams. This is because sugar is a denser ingredient than salt, meaning it weighs more.

To make an accurate conversion between grams and teaspoons for your recipe, you need to factor in the density of the ingredient. We have included conversion tables for sugar and salt below.

Teaspoons and grams for sugar (granulated)

Teaspoons to grams Teaspoons to grams
1 teaspoon = 4.2g 6 teaspoons = 25.2g
2 teaspoons = 8.4g 7 teaspoons = 29.3g
3 teaspoons = 12.6g 8 teaspoons = 33.5g
4 teaspoons = 16.7g 9 teaspoons = 37.7g
5 teaspoons = 20.9g 10 teaspoons = 41.8g
Rounded to 1 decimal place. US teaspoon (level, not heaped).

How many grams of sugar are in 1 teaspoon?

There are approximately 4.2 grams in a level teaspoon of granulated sugar, whilst a heaped teaspoon of sugar measures approximately 7.5 grams.

grams of sugar = teaspoon × 4.2

If you want to know more about converting grams of sugar to teaspoons, see the article, how many grams of sugar are in a teaspoon?.

Teaspoons and grams for salt

Teaspoons to grams Teaspoons to grams
1 teaspoon = 5.9g 6 teaspoons = 35.4g
2 teaspoons = 11.8g 7 teaspoons = 41.4g
3 teaspoons = 17.8g 8 teaspoons = 47.4g
4 teaspoons = 23.7g 9 teaspoons = 53.3g
5 teaspoons = 29.6g 10 teaspoons = 59.2g
Rounded to 1 decimal place. US teaspoon (level, not heaped).

How many grams of salt are in 1 teaspoon?

There are approximately 5.9 grams in a level teaspoon of salt.

grams of salt = teaspoon × 5.9

Please be aware that the list of ingredient options included in the converter and the reference tables are approximations, meaning the result you receive will be an estimate. The ingredient densities were sourced from the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations as well as other information sources.

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