Conversion chart (weights & measures) / Conversiones (pesos y medidas)

Un lector me ha pedido explicar las medidas estadounidenses.  En los Estados Unidos, en la casa generalmente se usa medidas de volumen para cualquier cosa que se puede verter o poner facilmente dentro una ‘taza’, incluido solidos – por ejemplo: harina, azucar, arroz, frutos secos y datiles triturados.  Aquellos de volumen seco hay en medidas de 1 cup (tazo), 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup y 1/8 cup.  Para cantidades mas pequeñas usamos el Tablespoon (cucharada ‘de mesa’ o sopera), el teaspoon (cuchara de te), y fracciones del teaspoon.  Abajo os doy unas conversiones para las medidas culinarias tipicas.  Son aproximadas pero consistentes.

A reader asked me  to explain U.S. cooking measurements.  In the U.S., home cooks generally use volume measurements for anything, liquid or dry, that can be poured or put easily inside a measuring cup – for example flour, sugar, rice, nuts and chopped dates (European cooks rely on weight and a kitchen scale is considered basic home equipment). Dry measuring cups come in measures of 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup and 1/8 cup.  For smaller quantities of pourable dry or liquid ingredients we use Tablespoons, teaspoons and fractions of teaspoons.  Here’s a U.S./Metric conversion chart for the most common cooking measurements.   They are approximate, but consistent.

VOLUME MEASUREMENTS / VOLUMEN

  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) = 5 ml
  • 1 Tbs (Tablespoon) = 15 ml
  • 1/8 c (cup) = 30 ml
  • 1/4 c = 60 ml
  • 1/3 c = 80 ml
  • 1/2 c = 120 ml
  • 1 cup = 240 ml
  • 1 qt (quart) = 4 cups = 960 ml

WEIGHT / PESO

  • 1 oz (ounce) = 28 gr
  • 4 oz = 113 gr
  • 8 oz = 226 gr
  • 1/4 lb (pound) = 4 oz = 113 gr
  • 1/2 lb = 8 oz = 226 gr
  • 1 lb = 16 oz = 452 gr
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