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Teaspoons to Grams Converter

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Convert between teaspoons (tsp) and grams for a multitude of ingredients, using this conversion tool. Note that teaspoon figures are level teaspoons, not rounded or heaped (it can make a big difference). This converter is part of the full cooking calculator.

Please choose an ingredient. A density is required for converting between teaspoons and grams (a teaspoon of flour weighs less than a teaspoon of water). If your ingredient is not on the list, or you wish to enter your own ingredient density figure, click 'add own'.

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How Many Grams Are in a Teaspoon?

Converting between teaspoons and grams isn't as simple as it might sound because the teaspoon is a unit of volume and the gram is a unit of weight. This means that you need to know the density of the ingredient you're using in your recipe. As an example, a teaspoon of sugar weighs about 4.2 grams, while a teaspoon of salt weighs about 6 grams.

It is for the reason above that we have compiled a list of density approximations for ingredients to help you.

Please note that all conversion figures given are for level teaspoons and not heaped teaspoons. 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?. Should you wish to use it, we have an individual converter for grams to teaspoons.

Conversions and Ingredients

In the conversion table below, the sugar referenced is granulated sugar, the flour is all purpose flour and the water is pure water.

Teaspoons to Grams Conversion Table
Teaspoons Grams (sugar) Grams (flour) Grams (salt)
1 teaspoon 4.2g 2.6g 5.9g
2 teaspoons 8.4g 5.2g 11.8g
3 teaspoons 12.6g 7.8g 17.8g
4 teaspoons 16.7g 10.4g 23.7g
5 teaspoons 20.9g 13g 29.6g
6 teaspoons 25.1g 15.6g 35.5g
7 teaspoons 29.3g 18.3g 41.4g
8 teaspoons 33.5g 20.9g 47.4g
9 teaspoons 37.7g 23.5g 53.3g
10 teaspoons 41.8g 26.1g 59.2g

Figures are rounded to 1 decimal place. Teaspoon is US teaspoon (level not heaped).

Please be aware that the list of ingredient options included in the converter and the table below 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.

How many grams in a teaspoon of salt?

1 teaspoon (US) of salt (fine) measures approximately 5.9 grams. If you're using a metric teaspoon, that measurement is 6 grams.

How many grams in a teaspoon of sugar?

1 teaspoon (US or metric) of granulated sugar is equal to around 4.2 grams.

Which Teaspoon Do I have?

The teaspoon comes in a couple of sizes, depending on which country you are in. Here is a quick guide:

  • The US Teaspoon is commonly referenced in recipes in the United States. It measures 4.9289 mL.
  • The Metric Teaspoon is used in the United Kingdom as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth. The metric teaspoon measures 5mL.

Other Cooking Converters

Other cooking converters available on this website include cups and grams, cups and ounces and pounds and cups. We also have a reference page for common baking conversions.


If you have any suggestions for this teaspoons to grams converter, or would like me to add an ingredient to the list, please contact me.


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