Welcome to our user-friendly grams-to-teaspoons converter! This handy tool simplifies the conversion between grams, the basic unit of weight in the metric system, and teaspoons, a commonly used measure of volume in cooking. Whether you’re curious about the grams of sugar in a teaspoon or need to switch between grams of baking powder to teaspoons in your pancake recipe, our calculator has you covered. Read on to explore more about grams-to-teaspoons conversion and discover valuable insights.

Understanding Grams in a Teaspoon

Determining the grams in a teaspoon is not a one-size-fits-all answer, as it depends on the product’s density. Whether you’re dealing with cocoa powder or sugar, our calculator is designed to assist you. Experiment with different products, input their density, and let the tool find the weight in grams or volume measured in teaspoons for you.

Quick Comparison Table

To provide a quick comparison of grams in a teaspoon for various products, refer to this table:

IngredientType1 Teaspoon (Approx.)
Water5 g
Salt6 g
SugarGranulated4.2 g
Powder2.8 g
Brown4 g
Instant Dry Yeast3 g
Baking Powder4 g
Gelatin3.6 g
Butter4.6 g
OilCooking4.4 g
Olive4.6 g
Sunflower4.8 g
Vegetable4.4 g
Cacao2.6 g

Note: This table provides rough approximations suitable for everyday use.

Teaspoons in a Tablespoon

Worried about teaspoons in a tablespoon? Fear not – there are consistently 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, whether using metric or US measures. Keep in mind that in the US, teaspoons may adhere to the metric standard of 5 ml.

Concerns About Sugar Intake

Thanks to our grams-to-teaspoons calculator, you’ve discovered that a teaspoon of sugar weighs around 4.2 grams, equivalent to approximately 16 calories. Considering the American Heart Association’s recommendations, limiting added sugar intake is crucial.

Exploring Sugar Content in Popular Sodas

See the table below for insights into the sugar content of popular sodas and their percentage of the daily recommended intake for both women and men:

ProductSugar (g)Sugar (tsp)Women ♀️Men ♂️
12-oz can of Coca-Cola39 g9.5 tsp163%108%
Pepsi-Cola41 g10 tsp171%114%
Dr. Pepper41 g10 tsp171%114%
7-up37 g9 tsp154%103%
Mountain Dew46 g11 tsp192%128%
Sprite38 g9 tsp158%106%
Lipton Iced tea32 g7.5 tsp133%89%
8.46 fl oz can Monster29 g7 tsp121%81%
Energy drink
Red bull27 g6.5 tsp113%75%
Rockstar Energy drink32 g7.5 tsp133%89%

Note: These values emphasize the need to reevaluate dietary habits, considering the prevalence of added sugars.


Have more questions about grams, teaspoons, or calories? Feel free to ask! Our grams-to-teaspoons converter is here to make your kitchen experience more convenient and enjoyable. Happy cooking!