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12/14/12 12:04 P

I have a problem with that myself and don't usually want to spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the "grams". I look for an alternative of the same food...usually someone has placed it in tsp, cups or ounces and it's so much easier for me that way.

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12/14/12 10:54 A

For a point of reference, a penny weighs 2.5 grams, and a nickel weighs exactly 5 grams.

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12/14/12 9:36 A

1 grams = 0.0353 ounces

You can use our handy Conversion Calculator anytime you need a quick conversion reference. You can find it as the first link under the Nutrition Features heading in the middle of this page --

Hope that helps.

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12/13/12 11:30 P

"How many grams in an ounce "

Copy that into google and it will tell you!

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12/13/12 10:49 P

The English made up the ounce and pound a long time ago, and finally standardized it to what it is today.

I believe the French developed the metric system with all types of measures based on the meter. a meter is about as high as a door handle, so about the same as a yard.

They divided the meter into 100 equal parts. One part is a centimeter (1/100 meter)

Can you imagine a box the shape of a small cube. Each side is a centimeter wide or about the width of a large paperclip?

That box has unimaginably thin sides. Fill it with water. (that volume is called a milliliter.)

The French weighed that water and called the weight of the water that fills a cubic centimeter a gram.

1000 g= kilogram

What I did to get a sense of all of this was to start watching for the measures on things I bought. For example, read a candy bar for ounces and grams.
Or a bag of flour. Or a bottle of water or bleach.

so for liquids we can use cups/quarts/gallons or millliliters, liters
for weight we can use ounces, pounds/tons or grams, killigrams
or inches, feet, yards, miles or centimeters, meters, kilimeters

There are other prefixes used in the metric system. I've shown you the ones we see here in the US the most often.

There is a converter in SP Nutrition tracker that will change what you know you have, say ounces, over to the metric equivalent, which in this case would be grams.

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12/13/12 10:05 P

Also FYI, if you need to, if you go to google search and type

"xx oz in grams" it will convert it for you, ie, "3.2 oz in grams" comes up: "3.2 oz=90.718 g"

pretty easy to do convert but if you don't feel like thinking you can do that.

Most food scales let you toggle, too.

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12/13/12 9:46 P

Grams are just smaller than ounces. So, if you're weighing something that's less than 1 ounce, weighing in grams helps you be more accurate. 1 ounce is approximately 28 grams

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12/13/12 9:22 P

I dont understand grams. I know onces and lbs. but not grams..

How many grams in an ounce

how grams in a lb.

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