Nutrition-Related Measurements

Part of Nutrition For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Struggling to make sense of your pounds and ounces? Use this handy table when working with measurements to make sure you understand their quantities and abbreviations.

Abbreviation Measurement Equivalent
g gram 1,000 milligrams
1,000,000 micrograms
mg milligram 1/1,000 gram
mcg (µg) microgram 1/1,000,000 gram
kg kilogram 1,000 grams
2.2 pounds
lb pound 0.45 kilograms or 16 ounces
st stone 6.35 kilograms or 14 pounds
oz ounce 28 grams
l litre 1,000 millilitres or 1.76 pints
pt pint 568 millilitres
ml millilitre 1/1,000 litre