Welcome to our new blog. In our last blog about how to measure 3/4 cup, we recieved a lot of requests from our readers to write on how to measure 1/8 teaspoon. So, we have done our best to come up with simple ways to measure 1/8 teaspoon. But before we jump straight into the tips, let’s start with the basics as usual.
What is a ⅛ teaspoon?
So, starting with a teaspoon, the piece of cutlery is typically a small spoon which is used to measure sugar, salt or spices when cooking. Thus, depending upon the amount of content needed, a teaspoon can be used for taking variable measurements, such as ⅛ teaspoon.
According to the US standards, a ⅛ teaspoon of salt or granulated sugar makes up around 0.75 gram, when the measurement is precise. However for liquids, the measurement in grams can measure around 0.583- 0.60 grams precisely.
How to measure a ⅛ teaspoon?
As mentioned previously, a subtle difference between the approximate weight and measurement of 1/8 teaspoon is always possible. This depends upon the nature, volume, and density of the material being measured, and hence following the steps strictly is a must.
Using a measuring device
While no recipe needs you dead on precision of contents added, a measuring device or an accurate digital scale can come handy. The scale needs to be at least 2 decimal places accurate to the internationally accepted measurement chart for best results.
Step 1: Start by placing a lightweight container on the scale and deducting its weight to capture the perfect measurement.
Step 2: Next scoop up any amount of the content you want to measure and place it on the digital scale.
Step 3: Finally based upon the tablespoon measurement you had previously taken, calculate the gross weight using the below given formula.
- For ¼ teaspoon, divide the weight by 2
- For a ½ teaspoon, divide the weight by 4
- For a 1 teaspoon, divide the weight by 8
The final measurement you are getting is the exact calculation of ⅛ teaspoon, a few decimals up or below.
Through a measuring spoon set
If you didn’t know, you can also shop for specific measuring spoon sets from both online and offline retailers. Arriving with many teaspoon measurement sizes, the spoons are a good way of getting the exact amount of content, minus the calculations and headache. Apart from that, they work for both solid and liquid items and hence an even better option for daily kitchen recipe measurements.
A rather conventional way of measuring ⅛ teaspoons that has been in practice for many years now, taking a pinch can work out for your recipes. Insert your thumb, index and central fingers and squeeze as much as possible within the space to get the ⅛ teaspoon weight. Although, a little difference in the exact measurement is a risk due to difference in finger sizes, it normally works out in most cases. You can also take a ¼ teaspoon of the content and put away half of it to get the required amount.
Syringe for liquids
While there are a lot of ways for getting the measurement of a ⅛ teaspoon for solid items, finding the exact quantification for liquids like oil can be a tad difficult. This is because there are a lot of factors that affect the final measurement, including density, humidity, volume, etc. Therefore, for liquids, taking a syringe with at least 1 ml capacity works best.
As per international standards, 1 teaspoon of liquid measures 5ml and hence when fractioning it to one eight gives us the answer, that is 0.6ml. For getting the right measurement, pull up the liquid until it covers the 0.6ml mark. This will get you the approximate evaluation of a ⅛ teaspoon of a liquid.
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