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# How many drops are in a teaspoon?

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If using a standard dropper where 20 drops equal 1 milliliter, approximately 98 drops fit into a U.S. teaspoon. The number of drops can be more or less depending on the size of the dropper.

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The number of drops that can fit into a teaspoon depend on the size of the dropper and the volume that the teaspoon can hoId. For a standard-sized drop of 1/20 of a milliliter volume, 98 drops can fit into a standard U.S. teaspoon of 4.93 milliliters. Different conversion calculators, such as Unit Conversion and Conversion Metric, have different estimates on the number of drops that can fit into a teaspoon, depending on the assumed volume of a single drop. The latter source estimates 76 drops per teaspoon, whereas the former estimates 98.5 drops equal 1 teaspoon. Both sources assume 1 teaspoon holds 4.93 cubic centimeters of volume.

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One teaspoon is about equal to 5 milliliters. Technically a teaspoon is equal to about 4.93 milliliters, so 5 milliliters equals 1.01 teaspoons. However, for the nutritional labeling on food packaging in the United States, it is defined as exactly 5 milliliters.

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An eighth of a teaspoon is usually regarded in culinary measurements as .5 milliliters and is called a pinch. The United States customary unit for a teaspoon is equivalent to a third of a tablespoon, 4.928921599375 milliliters, 1/6 of a U.S. fluid ounce or 1/48 of a U.S. cup.

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When it comes to cooking measurements, a pinch is generally equal to about 1/8 of a teaspoon. Measurement amounts that are not specific, such as pinch, bunch, sprig, dash and generally leave the judgment of how much to add to the dish to the cook. For example, some people do not like much seasoning in their dishes while other like to add more.