go to the think i provided in my first post. look up chickpeas [or garbanzos, i forget who calls them which]. you'll get several options of what kind you have, so pick the one you want to measure and then click on it. on the next screen, you'll see a pull down menu that lets you choose the unit you want to measure in. it will have cups, grams and ounces. and beside the cup measurement, you'll see the gram equivalent. for chickpeas a cup weighs 240 grams. a cup of raw spinach weighs 30 grams. so those different weights are why there isn't a straight conversion. each food has a different weight and volume and that affects how much you can cram in the cup and how much the resultant cup would weigh.
and honestly, as easy as i know it is to use a scale, i tend to use cups. i can use them in place of spoons to get food from one container to another, and it's easier than taring out my scale and trying to remember grams.
Edited by: NIRERIN at: 12/5/2012 (17:48)
-google first. ask questions later.