Grams to Cups Calculator

Created by Hanna Pamuła, PhD
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk, Jack Bowater and Adena Benn
Last updated: Aug 25, 2022

The grams to cups calculator will help you in your daily life. Here we present the conversion for the most popular kitchen ingredients. If you have ever wondered how many grams are in a cup or how to convert 100 grams to cups, you are in the right place. Also, keep reading if you always have doubts about calculating the ingredients for the cake or any other favorite dessert.

How to convert grams to cups and cups to grams?

General equations look as follows:

  • weight = cups × cup size × density
  • cups = weight / (cup size × density)

As you can see in the formulas above, providing only the amount of grams is not enough to convert cups to grams. We need to know the density of the ingredient we want to convert. To make it more complicated, there are different types of cups, so we need to know our recipe's country of origin.

Various cups sizes

The most often used cup volume is the US customary cup with 236.59 mL of volume. If you have a recipe from the USA, you may be pretty sure that it's what the authors meant. There is also another cup type in the USA, and it's called a legal cup. It is used in nutrition labeling, and it measures 240 mL.

Other countries occasionally use cup units, and the recipes normally weigh non-liquid ingredients in grams rather than measuring volume. UK imperial cup was used in pre-1970 recipes. Sometimes the metric cup (250 mL) is still used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.

Cup type

Volume

US customary cups

236.59 mL

US legal cup

240 mL

UK, AU, NZ, CA, ZA metric cup

250 mL

UK imperial cup (pre-1970)

284.13 mL

Japanese cup

200 mL (traditional - 180.4 mL)

Latin America

200 mL - 250 mL

You can choose between the first three cup types in our grams to cups calculator.

How many grams in a cup of my product?

The weight of 1 cup differs for various ingredients because of its density. For example, if you want to convert one standard US cup of water into grams, you get exactly 236.59 g. However, 1 cup of salt weighs around 287 g, and 1 cup of wheat flour - only 141.6 g. Below we attach the density conversion table for the most often used products:

Basic ingredients

Product

Density

Grams in 1 cup (US)

100 grams to cups (US)

Water

1000

236.59

0.42

Flour

600

141.60

0.71

Milk

1030

243.08

0.41

Sugar

845

199.42

0.50

Salt

1217

287.20

0.35

Honey

1420

335.12

0.30

Butter

911

215,00

0.47

Olive Oil

918

216.65

0.46

Rice (raw)

850

200.60

0.50

Oats

410

96.76

1.03

Others

Product

Density

Grams in 1 cup (US)

100 grams to cups (US)

Jam

1330

313.88

0.32

Nutella

1260

297.36

0.34

Maple syrup

1320

311.52

0.32

Cream, 38% fat

984

232.22

0.43

Cream, 13% fat

1013

239.07

0.42

Powder sugar

560

132.16

0.76

Flaked almonds

430

101.48

0.99

Cacao

520

122.72

0.82

Corn starch

520

153.40

0.65

Rye flour

520

158.12

0.63

Those values are only approximate and may be slightly different for your ingredient, as the density of the substance varies with pressure and temperature. Also, it is essential to know how tightly the ingredient is packed into the cup.

Advanced mode description

In our grams to cups calculator, we present ten popular ingredients. The next ten products may be found in the advanced mode. If you cannot find your ingredient on our list and want to be super accurate, you can visit this density database. Find your product, type its density into the right field, and the grams to cups calculator will convert it for you. If you need to convert the units of volume only, use our volume converter.

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FAQ

How much is 100 grams in cups?

The amount of grams in a cup depends on the density of the ingredient you are measuring and the type or size of the cup used to measure that ingredient.

For instance, 100 grams of flour is 0.71 US cups, while 100 grams of sugar is 0.50 US cups.

How many grams are in 2 and a half cups of flour?

There are 354 grams of flour in 2 and a half US customary cups.

That's right; this conversion depends not only on the density of the ingredient but also on the type of cup. Different countries have different standards.

Take a look at the list given below for reference:

  • A US customary cup is equal to 236.59 mL;
  • A US legal cup is equal to 240 mL; and
  • The metric cup used in the UK, AU, NZ, CA, and ZA is equal to 250 mL.

How can I convert any ingredient from grams to cups or cups to grams?

To convert any ingredient from grams to cups or vice versa, you need three things:

  1. The size of the cup, yes, that's a thing;
  2. The density of the ingredient; and
  3. The measurement from which you want to convert.

Once you have this information, you can use either of the following formulas at your convenience:

  • weight = cups × cup size × density
  • cups = weight / (cup size × density)

How many cups is equal to 250 grams?

250 grams are equal to 1 cup according to the metric system. It may be equivalent to a different quantity in some cases as well. It depends on the type of ingredient you are measuring and the size of the cup.

The various types of cups include but are not limited to the following:

  • A US customary cup is equal to 236.59 mL;
  • A US legal cup is equal to 240 mL; and
  • The metric cup used in the UK, AU, NZ, CA, and ZA is 250 mL.

As simple as the conversion might seem, it's not that simple. Since you are converting from a unit of volume to weight, you need the density of the ingredient you wish to convert.

Hanna Pamuła, PhD
Ingredient
Water
Weight
lb
Cups
US cups
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