📏 Imperial vs Metric
The Imperial system, used mainly in the United States and the United Kingdom, is based on feet, pounds, and gallons.
The Metric system, used in most other countries, is based on meters, kilograms, and liters.
When it comes to baking-specific measurements, many countries recognize cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons as measurements for volume.
However, the exact sizes of these measurements may differ depending on the country or region.
It’s important to pay attention to the measurement units specified in a recipe and to use the appropriate measuring tools to ensure accurate and consistent results.
🇺🇸 The US Customary System (USCS)
The US Customary System (USCS) is a system of measurement used in the United States that includes units for length, weight, capacity, and temperature.
It is based on the British Imperial System, with some differences in the sizes of units.
The US Customary cup is the most commonly used standard measuring system in the United States.
When it comes to cooking and baking, standardized weight measurements are predominantly based on this system.
- 1 US cup = 237 ml (236.5882365 ml to be precise)
- 1 US cup = 16 US tablespoons (tbsp)
- 1 US cup = 15.77 Metric tablespoons (United Kingdom, international)