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WEIGHTS & MEASURES

Bushel - A unit of dry volume typically used to quantify crop yields. One bushel is equivalent to 32 quarts or 2,150.42 cubic inches.

Liquid Measures and Equivalents
(used for both dry & liquid measurements in U.S. recipes)

DROPS:
60 drops = 1 tsp
180 drops = 1 TB
360 drops = fl oz
720 drops = 1/4 cup
1440 drops = 1/2 cup
2880 drops = 1 cup
5760 drops = 1 pint
11520 drops = 1 quart
46080 drops = 1 gal

TEASPOONS:
3 tsp = 1 TB
6 tsp = 1 fl oz
12 tsp = 1/4 cup
24 tsp = 1/2 cup
48 tsp = 1 cup
96 tsp = 1 pint
192 tsp = 1 quart
768 tsp = 1 gallon

TABLESPOONS:
2 TB = 1 fl oz
4 TB = 1/4 cup
8 TB = 1/2 cup
16 TB = 1 cup
32 TB = 1 pint
64 TB = 1 quart
256 TB = 1 gallon

OUNCES:
2 fl oz = 1/4 cup
4 fl oz = 1/2 cup
8 fl oz = 1 cup
16 fl oz = 1 pint
32 fl oz = 1 quart
128 fl oz = 1 gallon

CUPS:
2 cup = 1 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
16 cups = 1 gallon

PINTS & QUARTS:
2 pints = 1 quart
8 pints = 1 gallon

4 quarts = 1 gallon

METRIC EQUIVALENTS:
VOLUME

1 gallon = 3.786 liters (3,786 ml)
1 quart = 0.946 liter  (946 ml)
1 cup = 237 ml
2 tablespoons = 30 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml

WEIGHT
1 pound (16 ounces) 453.6 grams
1 ounce 28.35 grams


EGGS

    4 Jumbo eggs = 1 cup
    6 Jumbo egg whites = 1 cup
    12 Jumbo egg yolks = 1 cup

    4 Extra Large eggs = 1 cup
    6 Extra Large egg whites = 1 cup
    12 Extra Large egg yolks = 1 cup

    5 Large eggs = 1 cup
    7 Large egg whites = 1 cup
    14 Large egg yolks = 1 cup

    5 Medium eggs = 1 cup
    8 Medium egg whites = 1 cup
    16 Medium egg yolks = 1 cup

    6 Small eggs = 1 cup
    9 Small egg whites = 1 cup
    18 Small egg yolks = 1 cup
     

SCOOP SIZES

    # 8 scoop  4 to 5 oz.
    #10 scoop  3 to 4 oz.
    #12 scoop  2 1/2 to 3 oz
    #16 scoop  2 to 2 1/2 oz
    #20 scoop  1 1/2 to 2 oz
     

CAN SIZES (approximate equivalents)
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Shelf Life of Canned Food

    used mostly for fruit & vegetable juices and frozen juice concentrates
    6 wt oz can = 3/4 cup

    fruits & vegetables
    8 wt oz can 7 3/4 fl oz 

    condensed soups, fruits, vegetables, meats
    #1 = 10 1/2 wt oz 
    #1 = 9 1/2 fl oz
    #1 = 1 1/4 cups

    pork & beans, chili, macaroni, cranberry sauce
    #300 = 15 1/2 wt oz 
    #300 = 13 1/2 fl oz
    #300 = 1 3/4 cups

    most vegetables & fruits use this size.
    #303 = 1 lb (16 wt oz)
    #303 = 15 fl oz
    #303 = 2 cups

    vegetables, fruits, tomatoes
    #2 = 1 lb 4 oz
    #2 = 18 fl oz
    #2 = 2 1/2 cups

    tomatoes, fruits, pumpkin, sauerkraut
    #2 1/2 = 1 lb 13 oz 
    #2 1/2 = 26 fl oz
    #2 1/2 = 3 1/2 cups

    vegetable and fruit juices; whole chicken
    #3 = 46 fl oz 
    #3 = 5 3/4 cups

    Institutional pack, fruits, vegetables.
    #10 = 6 lbs 9 oz
    #10 = 96 fl oz
    #10 = 12 cups = 3 qts
     

 

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