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# How to measure the desired weight of products without weighing

How many grams of water, cereal, sugar or salt fit in a teaspoon or tablespoon - how to measure the desired weight of products without weighing. Help novice cooks.

## 1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon (filled "without a hill" / "with a hill", with normal humidity) contains gr .:

• water - 5 / - g (grams)
• milk - 5 / - g
• vegetable oil - 5 / - g
• sour cream 30%, condensed milk, honey, tomato paste - - / 10g
• sugar, sorbitol, xylitol, ground crackers - 5/7 g.
• salt, baking soda - 7/10 g
• flour, cocoa, ground coffee - 4/5 g
• rice - 5/8 g
• medicinal herb - 2/3 g (weight of dry grass).

## 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon, filled "without top" / "with top", holds (weighs in grams, for a full-size spoon with a length of scoop 7 centimeters and a width - 4 centimeters):

• water, vinegar - 18 / - g
• milk - 20 / - g
• vegetable oil - 17 / -
• honey - 25 / -
• sugar - 20/25 g
• salt - 25/30 gr.
• flour, cocoa, coffee - 10/15 g
• rice - 15/20 g
• ground nuts, gelatin - 10/15 gr.
• dry grass - 5/10 g
• wheat and oat bran - 6/12 g
• fresh grass (crushed leaf) - 10/15 g

Capacity for a smaller (five centimeter length) tablespoon:

• water - 12 / - g
• milk - 12 / - g
• sugar - 10/15 g
• salts - 14/20 g
• flour - 7/12 g
• rice - 12/17 g
• ground nuts - 8/12 g
• dry herbs, tea - 4/6 g
• raw herbs - 8/10 g

Note: as a rule, if it says “one tablespoon (teaspoon)”, we are most likely talking about a full spoon - “with a slide”

## 1 cup

1 cup ("up to risks" / "to edge", with normal humidity in the room) contains products in grams:

• water - 200/250 g (maximum weight of 250 grams (= 250 milliliters) - full glass, filled to the top)
• sugar - 200/250 g
• salts - 290/320 g
• flour - 140/150 gr.
• rice - 210/230 g
• semolina - 200/220 g
• crushed nuts - 140/150 g

1 cup ("with slide") contains:

• 11 tablespoons of cereal
• 10 tablespoons of sugar or salt

## Universal Weights (Coins)

Soviet-style copper coins (not erased, whole) weighed exactly in accordance with their denomination (N kopecks = N grams):

• 1 kopeck = 1 gram
• 2 kopecks = 2 grams
• 3 kopeks = 3 grams
• 5 cents = 5 grams

Approximate weight of modern coins:

• 1 kopeck = 1.6 grams
• 5 kopecks = 2.7 grams
• 10 kopecks = 2.05 grams
• 50 kopecks = 4.2 grams
• 1 ruble = 4.5 grams
• 2 p. = 5.2 g
• 10 p = 8.7 g

1 gram of water = 1 milliliter of water = 1 cubic centimeter of water, by weight (that is, having a standard syringe of twenty milliliters with ordinary water, you can get a reference weight from 1 to 20 grams with an accuracy of a fraction of a gram, and also - up to 20 cubic cm

As standards of measures of great weight, in everyday life, you can use sports dumbbells and weights (16, 24, 32 kg). As a "laboratory balance", you can use the board laid by the middle on the pipe.

## What is the accuracy "in grams"?

Since the summer of 2015 - new requirements for measuring equipment used in the trade have begun to operate. The tolerance of the scales, depending on the weight of the weighed cargo, shall not exceed:

• from 0.1 to 0.5 kilograms (weight range of the load) - ± 1 gram (weighing accuracy);
• from 0.1 to 0.5 kg - ± 2 grams;
• from 0.5 to 2 kg - ± 5 grams;
• from 2 to 10 kg - ± 10 g.

The specified weighing accuracy is an indicator of the permissible error for trade enterprises when packaging goods. Journalists have already come up with a comic name for innovation - “Body Covers”.

Now, to weigh a five-kilo bag and a small bundle of lettuce - the sellers will need different scales (large and miniature), with appropriate measurement accuracy (limit of permissible error) and weighing limit (indicated in the technical specifications of the scales, the greatest weight, which is guaranteed not to break the device). For ordinary household, spring balance plates, mechanical and electromechanical weights of the middle class accuracy - the operational error should not exceed twice the value of division.

Recently, manufacturers of products and packaging in stores and hypermarkets - can hang packs (which, earlier, were per kilogram) by 0.8 or 0.9 kg. Sellers are required to clearly indicate these numbers on the packaging.

## Dictionary

Osmushka - the eighth part, earlier this word meant the weight of a pack of tea in 50 grams (eighth of a pound).

Chekushka (quarter, quarter, quarter) - a bottle with a capacity of a quarter liter (0.25 l).

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