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August 20, 2018

Cooking Equivalents

Whether youre 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, weve 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