How to convert grams to Milliliters?
It is possible to convert grams to milliliters if the density of the ingredient is known. Gram is a unit of weight whereas milliliters is a unit of volume. In order to convert grams to milliliters, divide the weight (grams) by the density (g/mL) of the ingredients or substances.
Here is a table summarizing some of the most common ingredients and their respective gram to milliliters conversion.
|water (pure)||1.000 g/mL||10 g||10 mL|
|brown sugar||0.823 g/mL||10 g||12.15 mL|
|granulated sugar||0.849 g/mL||10 g||11.78 mL|
|powdered sugar||0.511 g/mL||10 g||19.57 mL|
|raw cane sugar||0.961 g/mL||10 g||10.41 mL|
|honey||1.420 g/mL||10 g||7.04 mL|
|maple syrup||1.320 g/mL||10 g||7.58 mL|
|stevia||0.443 g/mL||10 g||22.57 mL|
|all-purpose flour||0.529 g/mL||10 g||18.9 mL|
|almond flour||0.406 g/mL||10 g||24.63 mL|
|bread flour||0.550 g/mL||10 g||18.18 mL|
|cake flour||0.482 g/mL||10 g||20.75 mL|
|pastry flour||0.448 g/mL||10 g||22.32 mL|
|whole wheat flour||0.478 g/mL||10 g||20.92 mL|
|baking powder||0.900 g/mL||10 g||11.11 mL|
|baking soda||0.689 g/mL||10 g||14.51 mL|
The ingredient density can vary between brands. Conversions of ingredients from grams to milliliters in the list above should be used as approximate.
When to use grams to Milliliters conversion?
Not everyone has a kitchen weighing scale at home, especially for those for are beginners who just started to learn cooking and baking. However, most food recipes mention ingredients in grams. Thus, converting from grams to milliliters is very useful for those who have a measuring cylinder instead of a weighing scale.
Rookie Mistake to avoid
Assuming grams and milliliters are equal for all ingredients is a rookie mistake for most beginners when they first enter the kitchen looking at recipes and start cooking or baking. Due to the density of water which is 1 g/mL, 1 mL of water is equal to 1 g of water and 10 mL of water is equal to 10 g of water. However, many beginners assume the same conversion for other ingredients or cooking materials and this is not correct because different ingredients have different density.
How to convert Milliliters to grams?
Milliliter (mL) is a unit of volume and gram (g) a unit of weight, it is possible to convert from milliliters to grams, providing you know the density of the ingredient. To convert mL to grams, multiply the volume (mL) by the density (in g/mL).