Measurement Guide


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Living in Canada, I find it interesting that even though metric is the official system of measurement, most Canadian cooks still use imperial weights and measures. Unfortunately, those of us schooled after the metric system was adopted in 1970 did not learn much about the imperial system so it can be difficult to remember exactly how many tablespoons are in a cup or how many ounces in a pound.  The following list is a quick guide you can reference for common measurements.  

Another excellent resource is World Wide Metric, a website that allows you to input specific amounts to be converted.

Liquid Equivalents:

Fluid Ounces

Tablespoons

Millilitres

 

1 teaspoon

5 ml

½ fl oz 3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon

15 ml

1 fl oz 2 Tablespoons 30 ml
2 fl oz 4 Tablespoons = ¼ cup 59 ml
3 fl oz 5 Tablespoons 79 ml
4 fl oz 8 Tablespoons = ½ cup 118 ml
5 fl oz 11 Tablespoons 158 ml
6 fl oz 12 Tablespoons 177 ml
8 fl oz 16 Tablespoons = 1 cup 237 ml
20 fl oz = 1 pint  

568 ml

 

Dry Measures:

Imperial Weight

Metric Weight

1 ounce

28 grams

2 ounces 57 grams
3 ounces 85 grams
4 ounces 114 grams
8 ounces = ½ lb. 227 grams
16 ounces = 1 lb. 454 grams
2 lbs. 907 grams
2.2 lbs.

1000 grams = 1 kilogram

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