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Most of the countries use metric system of units like litres(l), millilitres(ml), kilograms(kg), etc.. for recipes and food measurements. Using metric units for measurement in kitchen will need special equipments. Metric units also included volume measurement in kitchen using utensils like cup, teaspoon, tablespoon etc. Below is the list of commonly used metric units of food measures. This includes generic metric units for volume and metric utensil units.
USA follows the old British Imperial system of measurement with minor variations. It's called as USA Customary Units for volume measurements and Avoirdupois for weight measurements. But the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) department uses different measures for volume like cup, teaspoon and tablespoon especially for nutritional labeling. These measurements are specified with the prefix US FDA.
Imperial units or British Imperial Units were the standard measuring unit followed by British and most other parts of the world from 1824 to 1960 when the International System (SI) units came into existence.
Like United Kingdom, Canada also follows the metric utensil units. However, the Canadian cup size is different from UK cup size. Canadian cup size is measured at 250 ml compared to the UK cup size of 284.10 ml.
Australia has been following the metric utensil measuring units since 1970. The only utensil unit which is different from metric and other countries’ units is Australian Tablespoon. Australian tablespoon is measured as 20 ml whereas the metric tablespoon is 15 ml.
In India, metric unit system is followed for all the measurements except few. The Indian standard cup size is derived from the commonly used teacup which is 180 ml. The teaspoon, tablespoon measurements are based on the metric system. Millilitres, litres, grams and kilograms are other common metric units used in recipes.
Food database from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Page Last Modified On: May 24, 2017