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Common Food Measurements and Conversion Tables

What do serving sizes look like?

  • A palm (without fingers or thumb) or a deck of cards = 3-ounce serving of meat
  • A thumb tip = 1 teaspoon
  • Three thumb tips = 1 tablespoon
  • One thumb = 25 g of most cheeses (A typical serving is approximately 2 thumbs)
  • A fist = 1 cup
Measuring Dry Ingredients
3 tsp 1 tbsp 1/2 ounce 14.3 grams
2 tbsp 1/8 cup 1 ounce 28.3 grams
4 tbsp 1/4 cup 2 ounces 56.7 grams
5 1/3 tbsp 1/3 cup 2.6 ounces 75.6 grams
8 tbsp 1/2 cup 4 ounces 113.4 grams
12 tbsp 3/4 cup 6 ounces .375 pound
32 tbsp 2 cups 16 ounces 1 pound
64 tbsp 4 cups 32 ounces 2 pounds

 

Measuring Liquids

1 dash 6 drops
24 drops 1/4 tsp
3 tsp 1 tbsp
1 tbsp 1/2 fluid ounce
2 tbsp 1 fluid ounce
2 cups 16 fluid ounces (1 pint)
3 tbsp 1.5 fluid ounces (1 jigger)
1/2 cup 4 fluid ounces
16 tbsp 1 cup
1 cup 8 fluid ounces (1/2 pint)
2 pints 1 quart
4 quarts 1 gallon
Measuring Liquids
1 cup 8 fluid ounces 1/2 pint 237 ml
2 cups 16 fluid ounces 1 pint 474 ml
4 cups 32 fluid ounces 1 quart 946 ml
2 pints 32 fluid ounces 1 quart 0.9 liters
4 quarts 128 fluid ounces 1 gallon 3.7 liters
8 quarts 256 fluid ounces 2 gallons 7.5 liters
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