Food Storage Substitutions, Measurements, and Yields

We recently posted about a few food storage substitutions we found to be helpful. Well after that post, one of our great readers (Nola) shared with us a document she put together that had TONS of common substitutions, measurements and yields.   She suggested we share it with our readers, and let us tell you, the document is AWESOME. Since it has so much information, we’re breaking it up into multiple posts to share.

Knowing what foods you can use as substitutes is a great food storage planning tool that allows you to really focus in on WHAT to store. Understanding yields can also be very helpful as you progress towards cooking more whole foods from scratch. Today we’ll be covering some common measurement conversions, and over the next few weeks we’ll move on to discuss some great substitutions and yields for common items.

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354625_measuring_spoonspinch = 1/16 tsp.
dash = 6 drops or 1/8 tsp.
1/4 T. = 3/4 tsp.
3 tsp. = 1 T.
1/8 C. = 2 T. = 1 fl. oz.
1/4 C. = 4 T. = 2 fl. oz.
1/3 C. = 5 T. + 1 tsp.
1/2 C. = 8 T. = 4 fl. oz.
3/4 C. = 12 T. = 6 fl. oz.
1 C. = 16 T. = 1/2 pint = 8 fl. oz.
2 C. = 1 pint = 16 fl. oz.
4 C. = 2 pints = 1 quart = 32 oz.
16 C. = 4 quarts = 1 gallon
8 quarts = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
1 liter = 1 quart plus 3 oz.
2 oz. = 1/8 pound
4 oz. = 1/4 pound
8 oz. = 1/2 pound
16 oz. = 1 pound

 
NOTES:
tsp. = teaspoon
T. = tablespoon
C. = cup
oz. = ounce
“=” means equals
“-” means minus
“+” means plus

These measurements can be really helpful when doubling or tripling recipes, and is something that should be printed and inserted into your recipe box, cookbooks, or Food Storage Made Easy Binder. (*hint* we just may be including some handy handouts in our next FREE binder update). Thanks again to Nola! And we’re excited to share with you all the other great stuff she sent us!

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    Wow it is really a very helpful article.We need that information in our daily lives, maintaining measurements comes in hand everyday..

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Eunice Robertson

    How about grams to ounces and pounds, and litres to fluid ounces? Here in South Africa we switched over to metric in 1961, so the Imperial measurements are a bit arkward for us. Thanks for all your help so far.

  • http://www.facebook.com Eunice Robertson

    How about grams to ounces and pounds, and litres to fluid ounces? Here in South Africa we switched over to metric in 1961, so the Imperial measurements are a bit arkward for us. Thanks for all your help so far.