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Food Conversions from POUNDS to CUPS

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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
This is extremely useful information if you are costing out a menu or if you have a food service 'formula' recipe that lists ingredients by weight and you want to convert the recipe to cups etc. instead of pounds.

Weights and their approximate measures and yield.

  FOOD WEIGHT YIELD
Almonds, blanched…………………………..1 pound………………1 1/2 cups
Apples………………………………………..1 1/2 pounds…………4 c. sliced
Apples, diced…………………………………1 pound……………..4 cups
Apples, canned pie pack……………………..1 1/2 pounds…………4 cups
Apple sauce………………………………….1 pound………………2 cups
Apricots, diced, cooked………………………1 pound……………..5 cups
Apricots, fresh……………………………….1 pound………………8 Apricots
Asparagus, fresh……………………………..1 pound………………20 stalks
Asparagus, canned……………………………1 pound……………..2 1/2 cups

Bacon, cooked, diced …………………..1 lb………………..1 ½ cups
Bacon, raw, diced……………………….1 lb…………….2 cups or 20 slices

Baking powder…………………………1 oz…………….2 ½ Tbsp.
Baking powder………………………..1 lb………………2 ½ cups

Bananas………………………….1 lb…………………..3 medium
mashed………………………… 1 lb………………….1 ¼ cups
diced…………………………….1 lb………………….2 ¼ cups
sliced…………………………… 1 lb………………….2 cups

Beans, baked……………………..1 lb………………..2 cups
Beans, kidney…………………….1 lb………………2 2/3 cups
Beans, lima, fresh…………………1 ½ lb……………4 cups
Beans, navy……………………….1 lb………………2 1/3 cups
Beans, navy, 1 lb. Soaked and cooked weights…….2 1/8 lb…….6 cups
Beans, string………………………..l lb…………….3 ½ cups

Beef, dried……………………….1 pound………….4 cups
Beef, ground raw…………………1 pound…………2 cups
Beef, cooked, diced………………1 pound…………3 cups

Beets, cooked, diced……………..1 pound………….2 1/4 cups
Beets,  "    sliced………………….1 1/2 pounds…….4 cups

Bran, all bran……………………..1/2 pound ……….4 cups
Bran flakes ……………………….1 pound…………………12 cups

Bread, loaf ……………………….1 pound…………………18 slices
Bread, sandwich ………………….2 pounds……………….38 slices
Bread, soft broken or stale…………1 pound………………..9 cups
Bread crumbs, dry ………………..1 pound…………………5 cups
Bread crumbs, fresh………………1 pound…………………8 cups

 

Brussels sprouts…………………..1 pound…………………4 cups
Butter…………………………….1 pound………………….2 cups
Butter…………………………….1 ounce………………….2 tbsp.
Butter, portion sliced ………………1 pound……………….48 pats
 
 

chopped cooked shredded…………1 pound…………………4 cups
Cabbage, cooked……………………1 pound………………..1 ½ cups
Cabbage, shredded………………….1 pound………………..7 cups

Carrots………………………………1 pound………………..6 small
Carrots, cooked, diced………………1 pound……………….3 cups
Carrots, raw, diced…………………..1 pound……………….3 cups
Carrots, raw, ground…………………1 pound………………3 ¼ cups

Celery, diced 1/2 in…………………..1 pound……………4 ½ cups
Celery, diced 1/4 in…………………..1 pound…………….4 cups
Celery, sliced, cooked………………..1 pound…………….1 ½ cups
Celery Cabbage………………………1 pound…………….6 cups

Cheese, cottage………………………1 pound…………….2 ¼ cups
Cheese, diced…………………………1 pound……………3 ½ cups
Cheese, Philadelphia cream…………..3 oz…………………1/3 cup
Cheese, 5 lb. Brick……………………1 pound…………….16 slices
Cottage cheese, No.10 dipper…………1 pound…………..8-9 portions
                           NO.16…………………1 pound………….12-13 portions
                           NO.30…………………1 pound…………..20 portions

Cherries, candied…………………..1 pound………….2 1/2 cups
Cherries, glace………………………1 pound…………96 cherries
Cherries, red pie pack…………….. 1 pound………….3 cups scant
Cherries, Royal Anne drained……..1 pound………….2 ¼ cups

Chicken, cooked……………………5 pounds………..4-5 cups
Chicken, cooked and meat removed from bones…..5 pounds……..1 ¼ pounds

Chocolate……………………….1 pound…………..16 squares (16 oz)
Chocolate, grated………………..1 pound…………..3 ½ cups
Chocolate, grated………………..1 ounce…………..4 Tbsp.
Chocolate, melted……………….1 pound…………..2 cups scant

Citron, dried chopped……………3 ounces…………..1 cup

Cocoa…………………………..1 pound……………4 cups

Coconut, shredded……………..1 pound……………7 cups
Coconut, moist canned…………1 pound…………….5 cups

Coffee, coarse grind…………….1 pound……………4 ¾ cups
Coffee, fine grind……………….1 pound……………5 cups

Corn, canned……………………1 pound……………1 ¾ cups
Cornflakes…………………………1 pound…………16 cups
Cornmeal………………………….1 pound……………3 cups
Corn syrup………………………..11 ounces…………..1 cup
Corn syrup………………………..1 pound…………….1 1/3 cups
Cornstarch……………………… 1 ounce………………3 tbsp.
Cornstarch……………………….1 pound………………3 cups

Crackers, broken…………………1 pound…………….2 1/2 cups
Crackers, Graham………………..1 pound…………….48 crackers
Crackers, Soda……………………1 pound…………..104 crackers
Cracker crumbs, fine…………….10 ounces………….4 cups
Cracker crumbs, fine…………….2 1/2 ounces……….1 cup

Cranberries, raw………………….1 pound…………4 cups
Cranberries, cooked………………1 pound………….4 cups
Cranberries, sauce, jellied…………1 pound…………..2 cups

Cream of Tartar……………………1 ounce…………..3 tbsp
Cucumbers, diced…………………1 pound…………..3 cups
Cream of wheat……………………1 pound………….2 2/3 cups

Dates……………………………1 pound………….2 1/2 cups
Dates, pitted…………………  1 pound………….3 cups or 50-60 medium

Eggs, 30 dozen case………………………41-43 pounds………360 eggs
Eggs, hard cooked………………………..1 pound…………….8 eggs
Eggs, hard cooked, chopped…………….8 eggs……………..2 cups
Eggs, dried………………………………..1 pound……………4 cups
Egg whites, dried…………………………1 pound……………8 cups
Egg yolks, dried………………………….1 pound……………. 4 3/4 cups

Flour, barley…………………………… 1 pound……………..4 cups
 rye……………………………1 pound……………. 4 cups
 white, all purpose…………..1 pound……………4 cups
 "                "       …………… 1 cup…………….. 4 ounces
 whole wheat…………………..1 cup…………….. 4 4/5 ounces
      "         "   ………………  1 pound……………. 4 cups
 soya ……………………………1 pound……………5 cups
 cake, sifted……………………1 pound……………4 1/4 cups
 

Noodles raw……………………....8 1/2 cups……………..1 lb.
1 lb., after cooking……………. ....3 qt……………………4 lb.
Macaroni,  l in.  pieces raw……………..4 cups………………..1 lb.
 1 lb. After cooking …………...........2 3/4 qt………………5 lb.

Spaghetti raw……………………….4 cups………………….1 lb.
 1 lb. After cooking…………..........2 1/3 qt……………3 lb. And 14 oz.

Rolled Oats uncooked………………… 4 3/4 cups……………….1 lb.
Rice raw…………………………………. 2 cups……………………2 lb. And 10 oz.

Salt……………………………………….1 1/2 Tbsp………………1 oz.

Sugar
 Granulated……………………2 1/4 cups………………..1 lb.
 cube sugar……………………..96 to 100……………….1 lb.
 Brown sugar (packed)……….2 3/4 cups………………1 lb.
 Sifted powdered………………3 1/2 cups………………1 lb.

Tea………………………………………….6 cups…………………..1 lb.
 


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