**10 grams is equivalent to 0.35 ounces in weight or approximately 2 teaspoons in measure. 28.4 grams is the equivalent of 1 ounce, and 453.6 grams equals 1 pound; 15 grams equates to 1 tablespoon, and 1 cup holds approximately 237 grams.**

Converting grams by weight or measure is often done in cooking to determine precise amounts of ingredients. The metric system measures weight based on the gram. The smallest increment is the milligram, and the largest is the kilogram, for example, 10 grams is one percent of a kilogram and there are 10,000 milligrams in 10 grams. The U.S. is one of only three countries that has not fully embraced the metric system as its standard.