grams into tsp?

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grams into tsp?

Postby maricarv » Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:15 am

What would be 23g of a protein powder mix converted into teaspoons?
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Re: grams into tsp?

Postby Knight » Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:36 am

maricarv wrote:What would be 23g of a protein powder mix converted into teaspoons?

Again a common question that can't be answered without some more information.

You are trying to convert weigh into volume. in order to do this you need to know the specific gravity (what is the mass of a a specific volume of the substance)

For example, one cubic centimeter of water weighs one gram. One cubic centimeter of lead weighs 11.34 grams.

As a guess, I looked up the specific gravity for wheat flour, and found it to be 0.59 g/cc

Dividing 23 g by .59 g/cc gives us about 39 cc.

There are 0.20288 teaspoons in a gram, so:

39 cc x 0.2029 tsp/cc = 7.9 teaspoons

So, I'd guess about eight teaspoons, If, and only if the protean powder has the same density as wheat flour. I'm guessing that it would be heavier, so you'll probably have less than eight teaspoons. If its lighter, you'll have more.

If you can find out the density if the powder you're using, you can use the process I described above to figure it out more accurately.
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