How Many Grams is a Teaspoon {FREE PRINTOUT}

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This article on How Many Grams is a Teaspoon will share free printouts, measuring guides, printable cards and more to help you convert grams in a teaspoon quickly and easily.

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What it really comes down to when converting a gram to a teaspoon is that you’re using a weight measurement (grams) in place of a volume measurement (teaspoons)… or vice versa.

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This will mean the grams of sugar in a teaspoon will be different than grams of oil or water in a tsp… because the weight is different from sugar, to water, to oil.

Below we will share the equation for convert grams to teaspoons, so that you can convert any ingredient easily.

Learn how to convert grams to tsp for both wet and dry ingredients below…

How Many Grams is a Teaspoon

Before going into all the weight and volume comparisons, and how to convert tsp to grams, we wanted to supply you with a quick reference guide. This way if math isn’t your thing (or you’re just in a rush) you don’t have to read through to find the information you’re looking for.

Be sure to keep reading for how to convert how many grams in a tsp and such below… you’ll also find a printable card there as well!

Quick Teaspoon to Gram Conversions:

  • 1/8 teaspoon = 0.431g sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon = 0.862g sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon = 1.150g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon = 1.725g sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon = 2.300g sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon = 2.587g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon = 3.450g sugar
How Many Grams is a Teaspoon

How to Convert Teaspoons to Grams

As we noted above… converting tsp to grams means you’re converting volume (how much space something takes up) into weight (how much something weights).

This means that the grams in one teaspoon of sugar, will be different than the grams in one teaspoon of water. Because water weighs more than sugar.

Measuring Teaspoons = By Volume

A teaspoon is a volume measured household cooking measure equal to13 tablespoon (about 5 milliliters). (1)

Based off of volume means that a teaspoon will be measured by how much space it takes up.

For instance, how much space does the ingredients take up in the above tools.

Each ingredient will have a different weight, this is why measuring by grams is very different than by measuring in teaspoons.

Measuring Grams = By Weight

A gram is a a metric unit of mass equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density. (2)

Unlike teaspoons (which are measured by volume) grams are measured by weight. Which will mean 1 teaspoon of water will not be the same as 1 teaspoon of sugar when converted to grams.

For instance, how much do the ingredients weigh, using the above tool.

Since every ingredient will have a different weight, it is important to use a kitchen scale (or our conversion chart) to get the correct measurement in grams.

Teaspoons to Grams Conversion Formula

The equation to convert a teaspoon measurement to a gram measurements as follows:

Multiply the volume by 4.928922 times the density of the ingredient or material. The volume in grams is equal to the teaspoons multiplied by 4.928922 times the density of the ingredient or material.

To make things easier, the conversion guide below has done the math for you.

How Many Teaspoons is a Gram Printable Guide

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How Many Grams in a Teaspoon + How to Measure Properly

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Learn how many grams in a teaspoon, and how to properly measure ingredients with a scale or a teaspoon.
Take the guesswork out of converting grams to teaspoons in baking, cooking, and basic measuring with this printable guide, and PDF!
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Servings 1 serving
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Equipment

  • 1 Measuring Scale

Ingredients
  

  • 1/8 teaspoon = 0.431g sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon = 0.862g sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon = 1.150g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon = 1.725g sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon = 2.300g sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon = 2.587g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon = 3.450g sugar

Instructions
 

How to Measure Teaspoons:

  • Overfill the teaspoon or measuring cup.
  • Use a butter knife to scrape off the top to have a perfect level measure.

How to Measure Grams:

  • Turn on your scale and place a clean, dry container on top when it is ready.
  • When the container’s weight is shown, press the "zero" or "tara" button and this number should return to zero.
  • Add your ingredients to the container and weigh.

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More TSP to Gram Conversions

  • 3 grams in teaspoons = 3 g ≈ 2/3 tsp
  • 4 grams in teaspoons = 4 g ≈ 3/4 tsp
  • 5 grams in teaspoons = 5 g ≈ 1 1/16 tsp
  • 6 grams to teaspoons = 6 g ≈ 1 1/4 tsp
  • 7 grams to teaspoons = 7 g ≈ 1 1/2 tsp
  • 10 grams to teaspoons = 10 g ≈ 2 1/16 tsp
  • 12 grams to teaspoons = 12 g ≈ 2 1/2 tsp
  • 15 grams to teaspoons = 15 g ≈ 3 1/16 tsp

FAQ – Grams to Teaspoon Q&A

What can you use to measure 1 gram?

How to Measure Grams:
1. Turn on your scale and place a clean, dry container on top when it is ready.
2. When the container’s weight is shown, press the “zero” or “tara” button and this number should return to zero.
3. Add your ingredients to the container and weigh.
Free Grams Measurement Printout included in this article…

Is a teaspoon 5 gram?

1 teaspoon = 3.450g sugar
Find more measurements in this How Many Grams in a Teaspoon + How to Measure Properly article.

How many grams is a 1/4 teaspoon?

1/4 teaspoon = 0.862g sugar
Find more measurements in this How Many Grams in a Teaspoon + How to Measure Properly article. Free Printout!

How many grams is a teaspoon of powder?

1 teaspoon = 3.450g sugar
For dry ingredients 1 teaspoon = 3.450g sugar
More information in this FREE PDF…

How can I measure 1 gram at home?

How to Measure Grams:
1. Turn on your scale and place a clean, dry container on top when it is ready.
2. When the container’s weight is shown, press the “zero” or “tara” button and this number should return to zero.
3. Add your ingredients to the container and weigh.
Free Grams Measurement Printout included in this article…

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