In this article, I have put together a list of 17 household items that weigh 50 grams.
Knowing the weight of something that is 50 grams can be difficult if you don’t have an accurate way of measuring it.
But knowing a few items that all weigh around 50 grams will be helpful when comparing the weight of other items.
If you are looking to know other units of measurement that equal 50 grams perhaps for a recipe, this article will be helpful for you as well.
50 grams is equal to 0.05 kilograms or 0.11 pounds.
- 20 Pennies
- 9 Quarters
- 42 Potato chips
- 38 Almonds
- 50 Pen caps
- 50 Dollar bills
- 10 Sheets of paper
- 2 Bread slices
- ½ stick of butter
- 25 Shoelaces
- 18 Table tennis balls
- 166 Aspirin
- 1 Medium egg
50 Grams conversion chart
1. 20 Pennies
The USA 1 cent coin or penny, weighs 2.5 grams each. Therefore 20 pennies equals exactly 50 grams.
Pennies are made out of brass which is 95% copper and 5% zinc.
2. 9 Quarters
The USA 25 cent coin or quarter, weighs 5.670 grams each. Therefore 9 quarters will equal just over 50 grams total.
Quarters are made out of 8.33% nickel and the remaining is copper.
In order to measure 50 grams of salt, you would need 2.78 tablespoons. You could measure 1 rounded tablespoon and 1 level tablespoon of salt to equal 50 grams.
If using teaspoons, you would news 8.33 level teaspoons of salt to equal 50 grams.
Also, 50 grams of salt equals 0.17 U.S. cups.
50 grams of all-purpose flour equals ⅓ cups. In order to measure 50 grams of flour in tablespoons, you would need 6 – ⅓ tablespoons.
If using teaspoons, you would need 19 – ¼ teaspoons of all-purpose flour to equal 50 grams.
50 grams of sugar equals ¼ cups. In order to measure 50 grams of sugar in tablespoons, you would need 3 – ¼ tablespoons.
If using teaspoons, you would need 12.5 or 12 – ½ teaspoons of sugar to equal 50 grams.
6. 42 Potato chips
An average-sized potato chip weighs 1.2 grams. Therefore 42 of the same sized chip weighs close to 50 grams total.
A potato chip that weighs 1.2 grams also weighs 0.042 ounces.
7. 38 Almonds
1 salted and dry roasted almond weighs 1.3 grams. You would need 38 almonds to equal 50 grams in weight.
If measured in cups, you would need ⅓ cups of almonds to equal 50 grams.
8. 50 Pen caps
The common Bic pen cap weighs very close to 1 gram each. Therefore if you had 50 of these caps, they would weigh 50 grams in total.
9. 50 Dollar bills
In the USA, every bill weighs the same. Regardless of the monetary value, all USA bills weigh 1 gram each. So 50 dollar bills will equal 50 grams in weight.
10. 10 Sheets of paper
The common 8-½ x 11 sheet of paper that most people use in printers is known as A4 and has a GSM (grams per square meter) of 80.
A4 is actually slightly shorter and wider than 8-½ x 11 with the dimensions of 210 x 297 millimeters.
Each one of these sheets weighs 4.97 grams. Therefore if you had 10 sheets of 80 GSM A4 paper, they would equal just under 50 grams total weight.
11. 2 Bread slices
Not all bread is the same with respect to weight. Depending on the bread type, 1 or 2 slices will equal 50 grams.
For example, 2 slices of European French bread will equal 50 grams where some denser bread will weigh more and only 1 slice will equal 50 grams.
12. Cooked rice
In order to measure 50 grams of cooked white rice, you would need ¼ cups.
If measured in tablespoons, you would need 3 – ¼ tablespoons of cooked white rice to equal 50 grams.
13. ½ Stick of butter
The average stick of butter weighs 113 grams. To have 50 grams of butter, you would need just over ½ stick.
½ stick of butter measured in cups is around ¼ cups.
If measured in tablespoons, you would need 3 – ½ tablespoons of butter to equal 50 grams.
14. 25 Shoelaces
Shoelaces can vary in size and weight but an average 40-inch shoelace will weigh close to 2 grams each. Therefore, 25 of the same shoelaces would equal 50 grams in weight.
Did you know?
38 Salted and dry roasted almonds weigh the same as 1 medium-sized egg.
15. 18 Table tennis balls
The sport of Table tennis requires that the ball being used weighs 2.7 grams. Therefore, 18 of these balls together would equal close to 50 grams.
This sport varies from regular tennis as the ball must be the same size and weight. A normal tennis ball used on the court can vary from 2.57 – 2.7 inches in diameter and weigh between 1.975 and 2.095 ounces.
16. 166 Aspirin
1 Aspirin tablet weighs 300 milligrams or 0.3 grams. You would need 166 Aspirin tablets to equal 50 grams total.
17. 1 Medium-sized egg
Depending on the size of the egg, the weight can vary. But on average, a medium-sized egg will weigh 50 grams or just slightly under.
How to measure grams
The most accurate way to measure grams is by using a calibrated scale. If you don’t have one handy, you can also use measuring cups that are measured in grams. They won’t be as accurate but it will be very close.
Also using some common items like the ones mentioned in this article can be very helpful if you are looking to compare the weight of other items.
For example, who knew that 20 pennies and 1 medium-sized egg both weigh 50 grams?