You can use our Grams to Tablespoons Calculator for conversion between mass and volume of a certain substance. Did you ever use a recipe from the Internet or the newspaper to cook something? If you did, you know that almost every ingredient has a certain amount next to it (for example, 100 g of cocoa and 100 ml of water). So, everything has to be explicitly measured to assure the quality of the end product.

That is not just the case with cooking. Science as well uses exact measures. So conversions from the different types of notation becomes very useful. One of those cases is converting between units gram and tablespoon (tbsp). See also this related converter from grams to cups or converter from grams to ounces. Also, there is our Butter Calculator for you to check out.

Grams and Tablespoons

Gram is a unit of measure for mass. There are one thousand grams in a kilogram, the main mass unit in the international system of units. Grams are used in the kitchen to express the weight of something (technically, grams are units for mass, but mass and weight are often used interchangeably, even though they are not the same thing). Meanwhile, a tablespoon (tbsp) is a unit of volume. Above all, it is primarily used in cooking.

How big is a gram?

Gram is a pretty small unit of mass/weight. List of items that weigh exactly one gram:

  • US dollar bill,
  • Ordinary paperclip,
  • Thumbtack, and so on.

There are also ways to express grams in US metric system, but we will stick to European standards.

How much is a tablespoon?

Unit of a tablespoon (tbsp) is derived from, you guessed it, a regular tablespoon. Therefore, many countries defined their standards throughout history, even for things like tbsps. So it comes as no surprise when you hear that there are multiple versions of tablespoon:

  • Metric tablespoon, exactly 15 ml of volume
  • US tablespoon, exactly 14.8 ml of volume
  • Australian tablespoon, exactly 20 ml of volume

There is also a teaspoon unit, but for that, you can look in our Grams to Teaspoons Calculator and other articles on our site.

kitchen measuring tablespoon unit
Kitchen measuring spoons


Grams to Tablespoons conversion formula

Converting grams to a tablespoon is not that complicated once you get the gist of it. In this article, we will stick with a metric tablespoon. To convert the certain mass of some substance to a certain volume, use the formula:

Volume\space =\frac{Mass}{Density}

 So to convert from mass in grams to volume in tbsp, plug in the appropriate units in the formula:


Density depends on which substance we are talking about. Our calculator has a list of different kitchen ingredients with their densities.

How many grams are in a tablespoon?

To calculate how many grams are in a tablespoon of a certain substance, use the formula:

Mass_{grams}=1\;tbsp\times Density_{grams/tbsp}

Density depends on the substance we are using. For example, the density of plain white flour goes from 8 to 9 grams per tbsp.

Tablespoons in a cup conversion

The measurement unit of one cup refers to another unit of volume used in the kitchen. Just like with tbsp, there are multiple versions of it. Some of them include US legal cup, US customary cup, metric cup, and so on. Table of conversion between different versions of cups and tbsp is given below:

Versions of cup unitSize in tbsp
US legal cup16
US customary cup15.77
Australian cup16.67
Canadian cup16.67
Metric cup16.67
Chart for conversion between units of cup and tbsp
Grams to tablespoons calculator
Example of a kitchen cup used in measurement

 To convert from cups to tablespoon, insert data from the table into the following formula:

Volume_{tbsp}=Volume_{cups} \times Size \; of\;cup_{tbsp}

 Grams to Tablespoons conversion chart

To convert from mass to volume of a certain substance, use the chart below:

  Substance to convertTbsp in one gram
All-purpose wheat flour0.11
Granulated sugar0.079
Olive oil0.073
Grams to tablespoons conversion chart

These are just some of the most often used cases. Next, to convert grams to tbsp, use the formula:

Volume_{tbsp}= Mass_{grams}\times Tablespoons_{per \; gram}

Where Tablespoons per gram is the number from the chart above according to the substance.

Grams to tablespoons calculator – How to use?

You can use our app for many different kinds of conversions. When you open “Grams to Tablespoons Calculator” in our app, you will see a few input fields. The first field, “Ingredient,” is optional. If you choose an ingredient, another field can pop up for the type of ingredient.

For example, You probably know that there are different types of ingredients like flour and salt. The third field, “Density,” should automatically fill out if you enter these.

Our calculator has a lot of common kitchen ingredients built-in. On the other hand, if you are not on the list, you can enter the density of the ingredient yourself (pay attention to the unit; the default is kilo per cubic meter, but you can change this).

After that, there is the “Convert” section. In the first field, you should enter the mass of your ingredient in grams. As a result, the number of tbsps in the second field should appear in the given mass. This result can either be in a metric tablespoon or US tablespoon.

Grams to Tablespoons Calculator – Example

Let’s say we want to cook something, following the recipe we found on the Internet. But then we realize something. Someone from Europe wrote that recipe, and all of the utensils in our kitchen are labeled with units of tablespoons. For example, this will be the simple list of our ingredients (this is not a cooking article):

  • 100 grams of wheat flour
  • One white egg
  • 100 g of water

With our calculator you will get this data after the conversion:

  • 11 tbsp of flour
  • 4 tbsp of liquid white eggs
  • 6,63 tbsp of water

(Note: in a real kitchen, you would use units of teaspoons and cups as measurements also). In conclusion, our “Grams to Tablespoons Calculator” can easily be used for conversion between units of gram and tablespoon.



How to convert 20 grams to tablespoons?

To convert 20 grams to tablespoons, you need to divide 20 g by density in grams per tablespoon. For example, 20 grams of granulated sugar equals about 1.57 tbsp.

How to convert two tablespoons to grams?

To convert two metric tbsp to grams, you must multiply 2 tbsp and density in grams per tablespoon. For example, 2 tbsp of granulated sugar equals about 25 g.

How many grams are in a tablespoon of coffee?

There are 5 grams in one tablespoon of regular coffee.

How many grams are in a tablespoon of sugar?

There are different sugars out there, but for regular granulated white sugar, there are 12.5 grams in 1 tbsp.

Convert 100 grams to tablespoons?

So, weight of 100 grams are equal to 6,63 tbsp, which you can calculate with our converter.

Convert 60 grams to tablespoons?

So, with our grams to tbsp conversions tool, you can do this conversion and weight of 60 grams is equal to 4 tbsp.