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How much does 1 stick of butter equal?

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A stick of butter converts to 1/4 pound. It is also equal to 1/2 cup or 4 ounces. To measure butter for recipes, the wrapping on the stick often shows tablespoon marks. There are 8 tablespoons and 20 teaspoons in a stick of butter.

By metric weight, a stick is equal to 113.4 grams or 0.113 kilogram. Stick butter is manufactured in 1-pound blocks, then cut into four lengthwise pieces that are individually wrapped in wax paper. It is most often sold in a box of four sticks, although some stores sell it by the stick. Butter sold in sticks is common in the United States, but is not found in most other countries.


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