On this page:
- How many grams are in 1 teaspoon?
- Teaspoons and grams for sugar
- How many grams of sugar are in 1 teaspoon?
- Teaspoons and grams for salt
- How many grams of salt are in 1 teaspoon?
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 salt is a denser ingredient than sugar, 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.
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Teaspoons and grams for sugar (granulated)
How many grams of sugar are in 1 teaspoon?
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There are approximately 4.2 grams in a level teaspoon of granulated sugar, whilst a heaped teaspoon of sugar measures approximately 7.5 grams.
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
How many grams of salt are in 1 teaspoon?
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There are approximately 5.9 grams in a level teaspoon of salt.
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.
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.
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