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Old 01-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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What is the size of a gram? everyone is talking about grams and I have no idea how big one is.
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One gram is less than 1/4 teaspoon. There are 5 grams in one teaspoon.
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The size of a gram of a substance is going to depend on how dense the substance is. A gram of a more dense substance takes up less space than a gram of a less dense substance.
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What is the size of a gram? everyone is talking about grams and I have no idea how big one is.
Serves you right for working in ye olde imperial.

From memory, it's about 28 grammes to the ounce.

A teaspoon holds about 5 ml of liquid. Water is 1g/ml, so a teaspoon holds about 5g of water. Oils are probably around 0.7- 0.9 g/ml, so a teaspoon holds 3.5 - 4.5 g. Powders - depends what it is. Creatine is around 1.2 g/cm cubed. So a teaspoon holds around 6g of creatine.

Or were you more concerned with macronutrients?
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I was going to point out that a gram is a unit of measure based on weight. A teaspoon is a unit of measure based on volume.

However these things rarely turn out well. I once tried to explain that a person is not any stronger on the Moon than they are on Earth. While the Moon has approx 1/6 the gravity of Earth you are not any stronger when on the Moon.

It is like the old question, "which would you rather get hit with, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?"
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It depends on what you want to weigh as others have stated. 1g of gold will be much smaller than 1g of aluminum.

And if refer to supps, all quality supps will have a measure included, and details on the label. If you mean food, it's probably best to drop $25 or less on a food scale. That will give you grams and ounces, so you know how much you are eating to be exact.
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A gram is a measurement of mass not weight. Your mass is the same on earth as it is on the moon, while your weight drastically changes.

So yes the denser the matter, the less space one gram will take
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The feathers, at least I would die softly.
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