Cooking Equivalents

August 20, 2018
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Whether you’re a beginner or a burgeoning chef, accurately following a recipe can be a little confusing. Not all recipes are written the same and cooking measurement abbreviations can be different for each. And what if you want to cut a recipe in half which includes measurements that are already fractions?

At True Citrus, we’ve created an easy-to-follow list with measurement equivalents to make your healthy meal preparation as simple as possible.

Common Abbreviations Found in Recipes

# = pound
c = cup
gal = gallon
lbs = pounds
oz = ounce
pt = pint
qt = quart
T or Tbsp = tablespoon
t or tsp = teaspoon
fl = fluid

Measuring Equivalents for Cooking and Recipes

Dash or pinch = less than 1/8 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon = 30 drops
1/4 teaspoon = 15 drops
1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
32 tablespoons = 2 cups
64 tablespoons = 4 cups or 1 quart

1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
4 cups (2 pints) = 1 quart

16 ounces = 1 pound

4 quarts = 1 gallon

Measuring Equivalents for Drinks and Cocktail Recipes

Jigger = 1 1/2 fluid ounces
measure = 1 1/2 fluid ounces
dash = less than 1/4 teaspoon
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
2 cups = 16 fluid ounces
4 cups = 32 fluid ounces
2 pints = 32 fluid ounces
4 quarts = 128 fluid ounces
8 quarts = 256 fluid ounces or one peck
4 pecks = one bushel

Measuring Equivalents for Cooking and Recipes when using True Citrus Packets

Use these conversions to replace fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice when cooking and baking with True Lemon, True Lime, or True Orange packets.

2 packets mixed with 1 Tbsp water = 1 Tbsp lemon/lime/orange juice
6 packets mixed with 2 Tbsp water = 1 whole squeezed fruit (lemon/lime/orange)
8 packets mixed with 1/4 cup water = 1/4 cup of lemon/lime/orange juice

Measuring Equivalents for Cooking and Recipes when using True Citrus Seasoning Blends

Use these conversions to replace fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice when cooking and baking with True Lemon, True Lime, or True Orange Shakers and Spice Blends.

1/2 teaspoon mixed with 1 Tbsp water = 1 Tbsp lemon/lime/orange juice
1 teaspoon mixed with 2 Tbsp water = 2 Tbsp lemon/lime/orange juice
2 teaspoons mixed with 1/4 cup water = 1/4 cup lemon/lime/orange juice
4 teaspoons mixed with 1/2 cup water = 1/2 cup lemon/lime/orange juice
8 teaspoons mixed with 1 cup water = 1 cup lemon/lime/orange juice

Here is a one page printable version to add to your fridge:

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