Convert 20 Grams to Tablespoons (20g to tbsp)
20 Grams = 1.33 Tablespoons (tbsp)
Grams to Tablespoons Calculator
How To Convert 20 Grams To Tablespoons
To convert 20 grams to tablespoons, simply divide it by fifteen. As a general rule, divide the number of grams by 15 to work out the number of tablespoons.
number of grams/15 = number of tablespoons
So if we want to convert 20 grams to tablespoons, we divide 20 by 15 and we find the answer is 1.33 tablespoons.
Converting Common Ingredients
Grams are a unit of weight and tablespoons are a measurement of volume. Each ingredient generally has a different density so there will be a variance when converting between the two.
Each gram of sugar is equivalent to 0.08 tablespoons so if we have 20 grams it will equate to 1.6 tablespoons. Or if you want to work backwards, 1 tablespoon is equal to 12.5 grams of sugar.
Grams of Sugar to Tablespoons Calculator
Baking powder has a lower density than sugar. One gram of baking powder equates to 0.07 tablespoons so 20 grams of baking powder equals 1.4 tablespoons.
Grams of Baking Powder to Tablespoons Calculator
One tablespoon of flour weighs 7.81 grams. So if you have 20 grams of flour it will equal 2.56 tablespoons.
Grams of Flour to Tablespoons Calculator
A gram of butter equals 0.07 tablespoons. This means that 20 grams of butter equates to 1.4 tablespoons and one tablespoon of butter equals 14.286 grams.
Grams of Butter to Tablespoons Calculator
Common Grams To Tablespoons Conversions
|1/15 or 0.067 tbsp
|2/15 or 0.133 tbsp
|1/5 or 0.2 tbsp
|4/15 or 0.267 tbsp
|1/3 or 0.333 tbsp
|2/5 or 0.4 tbsp
|7/15 or 0.467 tbsp
|8/15 or 0.533 tbsp
|3/5 or 0.6 tbsp
|2/3 or 0.667 tbsp
How To Convert From Grams To Tablespoons
We have established some common grams to tablespoons conversions but how do we convert other numbers of grams to tablespoons?
Here is the step-by-step process:
- Find out the number of grams you need to convert either from the recipe or measuring the ingredient on a scale.
- Find the relevant conversion rate for your specific ingredient. Above we have listed the conversion rates for butter, baking powder, flour and sugar.
- Divide the number of grams by the number of tablespoons per gram. For an approximate result, the number 15 can be used.
The calculators above can be used so the calculation does not need to be performed manually.
What Is A Gram?
In order to provide a little context into why we need to make this conversion, it is important to understand what a gram is. A gram is a unit of mass commonly used for measuring amounts of solids and liquids.
Many cooking ingredients have different volumes for a given mass. Take butter for example, 20 grams of butter is equivalent to 1.4 tablespoons. However when we look at sugar, 20 grams is equivalent to 1.6 tablespoons.
The difference comes down to the increased density of butter. 20 grams of butter has less volume than 20 grams of sugar which is why it is important to use a converter specific to the ingredient you are using when converting a unit of mass to a unit of volume.
The work gram originates from the French word gramme. Gramme originated from the Latin word gramma, which means small weight. The "-me" was dropped for convenience resulting in the word gram.
What Is A Tablespoon?
A tablespoon is a unit of volume. However, the exact volume it equates to differs between countries. In the United States, one tablespoon equals 0.50 fluid ounces. or ~14.8 millilitres. But in Australia, one tablespoon is equivalent to ~20ml and in Canada and Australia it equals 15ml or 0.51 US fl oz.
When a recipe calls for a level tablespoon, it usually means filling the spoon and scraping off the excess on top. Tablespoons become less accurate when using heaped tablespoons as the volume of the ingredient then depends on its physical properties. In general level tablespoons are used unless otherwise specified.
All measurements for each ingredient vary between brand, batch and many other factors so while these values can be a good approximations, if you need exact measurements it is best to work with a scientific laboratory.