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# How many grams equal a teaspoon?

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The number of grams present in a teaspoon depends on what is being measured. Different substances provide different results.

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A gram is a metric measurement of weight. A teaspoon is a measurement of volume. Therefore, the number of grams that comprise a teaspoon varies depending on the substance being measured. For instance, 1 teaspoon of water weighs 5 grams. One teaspoon of sugar weighs slightly less at 4 grams.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there are 33 grams of sugar in a typical 12-ounce can of cola. This equals 8 1/4 teaspoons of sugar. A 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar or 9 3/4 teaspoons.

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A cup of butter is equal to 227 grams, or 8 ounces. In the United States, butter is often measured in sticks, with a cup being equivalent to 2 sticks. A quick way to measure butter is to refer to the printed measurements on the wrapper of an unopened brick.

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One teaspoon of water is equal to 5 grams, and 1 tablespoon of water is approximately equivalent to 15 grams. However, grams are used to measure weight, whereas teaspoons and tablespoons measure volume, so these conversions are not applicable to different ingredients.

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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.