Stop guessing how many grams are in an ounce. This cooking weight conversion guide with free printable will make it easy to convert from ounces to grams.
Over 95% of the world's population lives in metricated countries and uses the metric measurement system.
This makes it difficult for those people to make the recipes where ingredients are listed in ounces, cups, and spoons.
Only three countries in the world (the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar) use the customary system of units.
And you shouldn't give up on delicious American recipes. Fortunately, there is an easy way to convert from ounces to grams.
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Grams and ounces in cooking
A gram (abbreviated as "g") is a metric measurement representing a mass unit. It has been shortened from the British spelling gramme. A gram is a minimal amount in cooking: the weight of a tiny paper clip.
An avoirdupois ounce (aka standard ounce) is a unit of mass that stands for the United States customary and British imperial ounce.
It is abbreviated as "oz" and is used to weigh dry ingredients. An ounce is approximately the weight of a slice of bread.
An International troy ounce ("oz t" or "t oz") is a unit used to measure the gold weight and the weight of other precious metals (platinum, silver, palladium, etc.). It is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce.
It is interesting to see how the two mass units compare. Gram is a small unit, while ounces stand for a larger measurement.
But there are different types of ounces. Don't confuse dry ounces that measure non-liquid ingredients with fluid ounces (fl oz) - volume units. Liquid ounces are associated with drinks and liquid ingredients.
How many grams in an oz
The information provided below is about dry ounces - the mass measure.
1 oz to gram (1 oz to g)
How many grams in 1 ounce?
1 ounce = 28.349523125 grams, or
1 oz = 28.349523125 g
So, there are about 28 grams in one ounce.
This answer is the same regardless of what you measure (except precious metals) since both units (ounces and grams) are units of weight.
It means there are 28 grams in 1 oz of brown sugar, all-purpose flour, or cacao powder.
How many grams in a troy ounce?
1 troy ounce = 31.1034768 grams, or
1 t oz = 31.1034768 g
Interestingly, 16 ounces make an imperial pound, while a troy pound comprises 12 troy ounces.
How to convert ounces to grams
To convert oz to g, multiply the number of ounces by 28.34952, where 28.34952 is the conversion factor.
Here is a simple formula:
g = oz x 28.349523125.
Let's have a look at a few examples.
How many grams are in a ¼ ounce?
¼ oz x 28.35 = 7.09 g, so
there are 7.09 grams in a ¼ ounce.
How many grams are 2 ounces?
2 oz x 28.35 = 56.70 g, so
56.70 grams make 2 ounces.
But who has time for such calculations during cooking? So here is a trick.
To find the quantities in 4 oz., 6 oz., etc., in grams, multiply the number of oz by 28 to see the grams!
This method works to measure plain flour while making the best-ever sponge cake or chocolate chunk cookies.
To convert troy ounces to grams, multiply the number of ounces by 31.1034768, where 31.1034768 is the conversion factor.
Here is a simple formula:
g = t oz x 31.1034768.
And here are a few examples:
How many grams are in 10 troy ounces?
10 t oz x 31.10 = 311 g, so
there are 311 grams in 10 troy ounces.
How many grams are in an ounce of gold? Or how much is a troy ounce of gold?
There are 31.1 grams of gold in a troy ounce.
Ounces to grams conversion
This table converts dry ounces (oz) to grams (g) and uses international avoirdupois ounces.
Find a free printable cooking weight conversion chart below where the conversions are rounded up so you don't have any math problems when making your next recipe.
|1/10 oz||2.83 g|
|⅛ oz||3.54 g|
|¼ oz||7.09 g|
|½ oz||14.17 g|
|¾ oz||21.26 g|
|1 oz||28.35 g|
|2 oz||56.70 g|
|3 oz||85.05 g|
|4 oz||113.40 g|
|5 oz||141.75 g|
|6 oz||170.10 g|
|7 oz||198.45 g|
|8 oz||226.80 g|
|9 oz||255.15 g|
|10 oz||283.50 g|
|20 oz||566.99 g|
|30 oz||850.49 g|
|40 oz||1133.98 g|
|50 oz||1417.48 g|
|60 oz||1700.97 g|
|70 oz||1984.47 g|
|80 oz||2267.96 g|
|90 oz||2551.46 g|
|100 oz||2834.95 g|
How to measure dry weight?
The best way to measure the weight of foods is to use a digital scale, also known as a kitchen scale.
Place a container on a scale and press the tare button to set the weight at "zero." This step will deduct the container’s weight to give an accurate measurement.
Add your ingredient and read the weight on display. To measure multiple ingredients in the same container, reset the scale to "zero" between each addition of ingredients.
Weighing ingredients with a food scale is the only way to get the correct weight.
Look at decimals; 28 and 30 g both show 1 oz, or 57 and 60 g, equal 2 oz.
If you are new to baking, it can seem like a chaotic and unpredictable scene. Are two-three grams really that important?
What difference does the use of a kitchen scale you probably have in your kitchen?
Yes, five extra minutes to measure ingredients accurately makes a huge difference in the outcome of your bake. Baking is a science, and it requires precision.
So, investing in a kitchen scale is an excellent way to ensure that you always weigh your goods correctly.
When buying one of the digital scales, look for something with high-quality features like an LCD display, an accuracy of 0.1 ounces (1 gram), and a glass surface for easy cleaning.
Cooking weight conversion chart
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More common conversions
This ounces converter helps you convert from the US standard ounces to metric measurements.
So whether you make classic chip chocolate cookies or something new like chocolate weed brownies, the conversions for dry goods, like flour or cannabis flower, won't be an issue.
But if you ever need to convert between grams, pounds, pints, quarts, gallons, tablespoons, teaspoons, or other units, try these baking conversion charts.
Also, enjoy other grams and ounces conversions:
- How Many Grams Is In A Teaspoon?
- How Many Grams Is In A Tablespoon?
- How Many Grams In A Cup
- How Many Ounces In A Cup
- How Many Ounces In A Pint
- How Many Ounces Is In A Quart?
- How Many Ounces In A Gallon
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You can easily cook and create delicious desserts with simple conversion charts. I hope this handy guide will help make it easy for you.
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28 grams equal an ounce.
There are 7 grams in a quarter ounce.
There are 14 grams in a half ounce.
There are 3.5 grams in one-eighth of an ounce.
There are 28 grams in an ounce of food.
There are 28 grams in an ounce of butter.
There are 28 grams of chocolate in an ounce.
There are 28 grams in an ounce of sugar.
There are 28 grams of almonds in an ounce.
There are 28 grams in an ounce of coffee.
Since gold is measured in a troy ounce, there are 31.1 grams in an ounce of gold.
Since silver is measured in a troy ounce, there are 31.1 grams in an ounce of gold.
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