Do you know the answer to the query of how many teaspoons in an ounce? Scroll down and keep reading to learn the answers to these questions, and let us try to get into many more details on how this conversion works and how simple we can make these conversions.
Generally, these doubts arise while we cook or add certain ingredients that are mentioned as an ounce or teaspoons sometimes, and converting them can be stressful.
You may get a direct answer if you search for them, but understanding in detail is also necessary to improve our knowledge and know all these conversions.
Therefore, I will throw some light on basic and tricky conversions to calculate them easily in your mind, or you can use a calculator and get the answers.
What is an ounce?
An ounce is generally used to measure weight in US customary measurements and pounds.
A pound is used to measure larger weights, whereas an ounce measures the weight of small objects, ingredients, or substances.
An ounce is a term to measure the weight or mass of dry things, whereas a fluid ounce counts the volume of liquid substances in the US and also other countries where the Imperial system is used.
The ounce is denoted by oz., and a fluid ounce is denoted as fl. oz. An ounce is ⅛ of a US cup and 1/16 of a US pint.
In general, we mention dry or liquid stuff as ounces, but if you need to specify separately and differentiate liquid and dry substances, using fluid ounces for liquid and ounces for dry substances is an excellent choice to avoid confusion.
What is a teaspoon?
In cooking, generally, we use a teaspoon to measure certain ingredients (liquid or dry), and we add them in the form of teaspoons when a recipe calls for less quantity.
Therefore, it is generally a unit of volume used while cooking and also has its usage in the pharmaceutical field to measure medicines.
Sometimes, the ingredients can be mentioned in ounces or teaspoons, and knowing the difference between these two measurement patterns and their relationship avoids confusion when you come across these terms.
A teaspoon is smaller than a tablespoon but is a widely used spoon in cooking or kitchen to add most ingredients.
The ingredients can be dry or liquid but understanding the difference between ounces to teaspoons clears all your doubts.
How many teaspoons in an ounce or fluid ounce?
An ounce (fluid ounce) equals 6 teaspoons, and half a fluid ounce equals 3 teaspoons.
1 ounce = 6 teaspoons (~30 ml)
As per nutrition leabellings each teaspoon equals 5 ml and each ounce is equivalent to 30 ml.
The number 6 teaspoons for an ounce is precise if you follow the United states customary measurement system but can vary if you follow the UK measuring system.
We are familiar with the US cup, commonly used to measure ingredients. Let us check out below how many fluid ounces each cup is.
1 ounce = ⅛ cup = 6 teaspoons = 2 tablespoons
Or 1 ounce = 29.6 ml or ~ 30 ml
1 cup = 8 ounces
2 cup = 16 ounces
3 cup = 24 ounces
Let us see below how different countries vary regarding their teaspoons.
Here, we are talking about converting liquid ounces to teaspoons.
1 US fluid ounce = 6 teaspoons (US)
1 UK fluid ounce = 4.8 teaspoons(UK or Imperial)
US teaspoon is smaller and holds six teaspoons for one fluid ounce. You can follow any Imperial or US measurement system, but the teaspoons and ounces vary with different systems.
In the UK, the teaspoon size is more significant than in the US, which is why we get fewer teaspoons.
If one is following the US measuring system, the answer is 6 teaspoons for an ounce.
Formula to convert ounces to teaspoons
1 ounce = 6 tsp
1 fluid ounce = 6 teaspoons.
To know the answers for teaspoons in extra ounces, multiplying the ounce value by 6 gives the number of teaspoons for the given ounce.
Formula: Teaspoon = ounce * 6
For example, to convert 1.5 ounces to teaspoons, we use,
1.5 ounce * 6 = 9 teaspoons.
Similarly, to get the number of teaspoons, multiply the given ounce number by 6 to get the resulting teaspoon value.
Another example is: To convert 2 ounces to teaspoons, we get,
2 ounce * 6 = 12 teaspoons
We can say that 1.5 equals 9 teaspoons and 2 ounces equals 12 teaspoons.
Data table to convert US fluid ounces to US teaspoons
|US fluid ounce(liquid)||US teaspoons (tsp)||US fluid ounce(liquid)||US teaspoons (tsp)|
|⅛ ounce||0.75 teaspoon or ¾ tsp||7 ounces||42 teaspoons|
|¼ ounce||1.5 teaspoons||8 ounces||48 teaspoons|
|⅓ ounce||2 teaspoons||9 ounces||54 teaspoons|
|½ ounce||3 teaspoons||10 ounces||60 teaspoons|
|⅔ ounce||4 teaspoons||11 ounces||66 teaspoons|
|¾ ounce||5 teaspoons||12 ounces||72 teaspoons|
|1 ounce||6 teaspoons||13 ounces||78 teaspoons|
|1 ⅓ ounce||8 teaspoons||14 ounces||84 teaspoons|
|1 ½ ounce||9 teaspoons||15 ounces||90 teaspoons|
|1 ⅔ ounce||10 teaspoons||16 ounces||96 teaspoons|
|1 ¾ ounce||10.5 teaspoons||17 ounces||102 teaspoons|
|2 ounce||12 teaspoons||18 ounces||108 teaspoons|
|2 ¼ ounce||13.5 teaspoons||19 ounces||114 teaspoons|
|2 ⅓ ounce||14 teaspoons||20 ounces||120 teaspoons|
|3 ounce||18 teaspoons||21 ounces||126 teaspoons|
|4 ounce||24 teaspoons||22 ounces||132 teaspoons|
|5 ounce||30 teaspoons||23 ounces||138 teaspoons|
Multiply the ounce value by 6 and get teaspoons for the rest of the ounces.
We can say by looking at the table that 1 ounce equals 6 teaspoons, 2 ounces equals 12 teaspoons, 3 ounces equals 18 teaspoons, 4 ounces equals 24 teaspoons, 5 ounces equals 30 teaspoons, and so on.
How many ounces in a teaspoon?
In the above data, we have calculated the number of teaspoons for a given ounce. In this section, we try to provide the number of ounces for a given number of teaspoons.
Understanding both ways of conversions is necessary and helps to differentiate conversions in both ways.
Formula to convert teaspoons to ounces (liquid ounces or fluid ounces)
We know, 1 ounce = 6 tsp
Therefore to get teaspoon to ounces use the formula as,
Ounce = teaspoon / 6
Dividing the given teaspoon’s value by 6 shows the resulting ounce value.
For example, to convert 6 teaspoons into an ounce, using the formula, we get,
6 teaspoon / 6 = 1 ounce.
Another example is to convert 9 teaspoons to ounces; using the formula, we get,
9 / 6 = 1.5 ounce.
Let us see the rest of the values using the data table below.
Data table to convert teaspoons to US ounces(liquid)
|US teaspoons(tsp)||US Ounces(liquid or fl.oz)|
|1 tsp||0.1666 fluid oz|
|2 tsp||0.333 fluid oz|
|3 tsp||0.5 fluid oz|
|4 tsp||0.666 fluid oz|
|5 tsp||0.833 fluid oz|
|6 tsp||1 fluid oz|
|7 tsp||1.166 fluid oz|
|8 tsp||1.333 fluid oz|
|9 tsp||1.5 fluid oz|
|10 tsp||1.666 fluid oz|
|15 tsp||2.5 fluid oz|
|20 tsp||3.333 fluid oz|
|30 tsp||5 fluid oz|
By looking at the above data table, we can easily say that 3 teaspoons are equal to ½ ounce, 6 teaspoons are equal to 1 ounce, 9 teaspoons are equal to 1.5 fluid ounces, 15 teaspoons are equivalent to 2.5 fluid ounces, and 30 teaspoons equal to 5 fluid ounces.
Do the ounces(weight) to teaspoons measure the same as the ounces(volume) to teaspoons?
Here, we are discussing whether ingredients can measure the same when converting them from ounces(weight) to teaspoons.
The teaspoon value can vary if the ounces are in weight and mass. For example, if you use 1 ounce of flour or 1 ounce of sugar, converting them into teaspoons slightly varies and is not 6 teaspoons.
The change in value is because the density of different ingredients varies; while converting their weight to volume, the teaspoon value can change for various ingredients.
1 oz of water = 5.7517 tsp
1 oz milk = 5.5841 tsp
1 oz cooking oil = 6.536 tsp
1 oz all-purpose flour = 10.87 tsp
1 oz granulated sugar = 6.8039 tsp
The above data shows that the value of 1 oz(weight) of different ingredients changes in teaspoons because their densities change and vary.
Liquids are almost close to 6 teaspoon, but dry ingredients vary, as seen in the data above.
The results above vary slightly with each ingredient; therefore, when the ounces we measure are in weight and not by volume, there is a change in their teaspoon values.
Using these measurements while cooking and adding ingredients, we often come across recipes mentioning ½ ounces or 1 ounce, and we may not know how to convert teaspoons to ounces or ounces to teaspoons.
Knowing that 1 ounce = 6 teaspoons and 1 ounce = ⅛ of a US cup helps us a lot in the kitchen, especially while baking.
Should I use teaspoons or ounces?
While baking, we come across ounces a lot, and measuring them in terms of weight, that is, ounces and not in cups is perfect as these give better results.
For smaller quantities, such as baking powder or soda, one can use teaspoons, which are not necessary to measure in ounces.
The information I have given in the article is quite handy and easy and do not worry if you have more doubts.
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An ounce is 6 teaspoons and 2 tablespoons.
2 ounces is 12 teaspoons and 4 tablespoons.
1 ounce of table salt = 4.98 tsp
4 teaspoons is ⅔ ounces or 0.666 fluid ounces.
Source: Yummy Indian Kitchen – Indian and International Recipes