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# How much does a sugar cube weigh?

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One sugar cube, which is equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar, weighs approximately 4 grams. With sugar cubes, coffee and tea drinkers can use one, two or more lumps of sugar to sweeten their drinks.

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The invention of the sugar cube came about as a result of a kitchen accident. Julia Rad was the wife of a sugar refinery executive. She cut her finger one day while chopping up large hunks of sugar. Mrs. Rad complained to her husband about the lack of teacup-sized sugar pieces.

Jakub Rad invented a way to process sugar into square cubes. In 1840, he created the first sugar cubes and presented them to his wife. Rad patented his sugar cube press in 1843.

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There are 1.79 (1 79/100) tablespoons in 25 grams of sugar. The conversion of grams to tablespoons varies depending on the type of sugar being used. For example, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar or brown sugar contains 14 grams, while 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar only contains 8 grams.

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A sugar packet contains approximately 4 grams of sugar and 16 calories. A packet of sugar is equal to both a standard sugar cube and a teaspoon of sugar.

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For dry goods like all-purpose flour and confectioner's sugar, 180 grams is equivalent to approximately 1 1/2 cups or 6.5 ounces. Dry weight of foods and other items can vary slightly, so the same conversions do not apply to other items.