Grams to Cups Converter (2024)

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How to use the grams to cups converterHow to convert grams to cups and cups to grams?Various cups sizesHow many grams in a cup of my product?How the grams to cups converter came into beingFAQs

The grams to cups converter will help you in your daily life. Here we present the conversion for the most popular kitchen ingredients. If you have ever wondered how many grams are in a cup or how to convert 100 grams to cups, you are in the right place. Also, keep reading if you always have doubts about calculating the ingredients for the cake or any other favorite dessert.

How to use the grams to cups converter

The conversion from grams to cups sounds straightforward enough, but there is one little thing that you must know: grams to cups is a conversion of weight to volume that naturally involves the density of the substance.

Follow the steps below to learn how to efficiently use the grams to cup converter.

  1. Select the ingredient for which you would want to convert. Click on the drop-down button, and you will see a list of 10 different kitchen ingredients.

  2. Next, you may enter the weight of the chosen ingredient. The default unit is grams, but you can choose a different one from the list of options. Make sure to select the unit before entering the value.

  3. The amount in cups is converted instantly.

For example, you need to know the amount of flour in cups for the cake you are making, and the recipe says 250 g. The calculator will convert it and tell you it is equal to 1.76 US cups.

You may also use the calculator in reverse. After selecting the ingredient, enter the amount in cups, and our efficient tool will display the equivalent in grams.

In our grams to cups converter, we present twenty popular ingredients. If you cannot find your ingredient on our list and want to be super accurate, you can visit this density database. Find your product, type its density into the right field, and the grams to cups calculator will convert it for you. If you need to convert the units of volume only, use our volume converter.

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How to convert grams to cups and cups to grams?

General equations look as follows:

  • weight = cups × cup size × density
  • cups = weight / (cup size × density)

As you can see in the formulas above, providing only the amount of grams is not enough to convert grams to cups. We need to know the density of the ingredient we want to convert. To make it more complicated, there are different types of cups, so we need to know our recipe's country of origin.

Various cups sizes

The most often used cup volume is the US customary cup with 236.59 mL of volume (see the ml to cups converter). If you have a recipe from the USA, you may be pretty sure that it's what the authors meant. There is also another cup type in the USA, and it's called a legal cup. It is used in nutrition labeling, and it measures 240 mL.

Other countries occasionally use cup units, and the recipes normally weigh non-liquid ingredients in grams rather than measuring volume. UK imperial cup was used in pre-1970 recipes. Sometimes the metric cup (250 mL) is still used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.

Cup type

Volume

US customary cups

236.59 mL

US legal cup

240 mL

UK, AU, NZ, CA, ZA metric cup

250 mL

UK imperial cup (pre-1970)

284.13 mL

Japanese cup

200 mL (traditional – 180.4 mL)

Latin America

200-250 mL

You can choose between the first three cup types in our grams to cups converter.

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How many grams in a cup of my product?

The weight of 1 cup differs for various ingredients, depending on their density. For example, if you want to convert one standard US cup of water into grams, you get exactly 236.59 g. However, 1 cup of salt weighs around 287 g, and 1 cup of wheat flour – only 141.6 g. Below we attach the density conversion table for the most often-used products:

Basic ingredients

Product

Density (kg/m³)

Grams in 1 cup (US)

100 grams to cups (US)

Water

1000

236.59

0.42

Flour

600

141.60

0.71

Milk

1030

243.08

0.41

Sugar

845

199.42

0.50

Salt

1217

287.20

0.35

Honey

1420

335.12

0.30

Butter

911

215,00

0.47

Olive oil

918

216.65

0.46

Rice (raw)

850

200.60

0.50

Oats

410

96.76

1.03

Others:

Product

Density (kg/m³)

Grams in 1 cup (US)

100 grams to cups (US)

Jam

1330

313.88

0.32

Nutella

1260

297.36

0.34

Maple syrup

1320

311.52

0.32

Cream, 38% fat

984

232.22

0.43

Cream, 13% fat

1013

239.07

0.42

Powder sugar

560

132.16

0.76

Flaked almonds

430

101.48

0.99

Cacao

520

122.72

0.82

Corn starch

520

153.40

0.65

Rye flour

520

158.12

0.63

Those values are only approximate and may be slightly different for your ingredient, as the density of the substance varies with pressure and temperature. Also, it is essential to know how tightly the ingredient is packed into the cup.

How the grams to cups converter came into being

I'm Hania, the creator of the grams to cups converter. I have an academic and professional background in Bioacoustics and Mechanical Engineering, with a PhD from the renowned AGH University of Science and Technology. My love for baking brought about the idea of having a grams to cups converter, which helps you convert the weight of various ingredients to the equivalent volume (as different recipes use either method of measuring).

The reliability and trustworthiness of the grams to cups converter are ensured by thoroughly reviewing and proofreading it by experts. They ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to standard for our users.

FAQs

How much is 100 grams in cups?

The amount of grams in a cup depends on the density of the ingredient you are measuring and the type or size of the cup used to measure that ingredient.

For instance, 100 grams of flour is 0.71 US cups, while 100 grams of sugar is 0.50 US cups.

How many grams are in 2 and a half cups of flour?

There are 354 grams of flour in 2 and a half US customary cups.

That's right; this conversion depends not only on the density of the ingredient but also on the type of cup. Different countries have different standards.

Take a look at the list given below for reference:

  • A US customary cup is equal to 236.59 mL;
  • A US legal cup is equal to 240 mL; and
  • The metric cup used in the UK, AU, NZ, CA, and ZA is equal to 250 mL.

How can I convert any ingredient from grams to cups or cups to grams?

To convert any ingredient from grams to cups or vice versa, you need three things:

  1. The size of the cup, yes, that's a thing;
  2. The density of the ingredient; and
  3. The measurement from which you want to convert.

Once you have this information, you can use either of the following formulas at your convenience:

weight = cups × cup size × density

cups = weight / (cup size × density)

How many cups is equal to 250 grams?

250 grams are equal to 1 cup according to the metric system - but only for water, assuming 1 ml = 1 g. It may be equivalent to a different quantity in some cases as well. It depends on the type of ingredient you are measuring and the size of the cup.

The various types of cups include but are not limited to the following:

  • A US customary cup is equal to 236.59 mL;
  • A US legal cup is equal to 240 mL; and
  • The metric cup used in the UK, AU, NZ, CA, and ZA is 250 mL.

As simple as the conversion might seem, it's not that simple. Since you are converting from a unit of volume to weight, you need the density of the ingredient you wish to convert.

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