A paperclip, a sugar packet, the cap of a pen and a raisin are all examples of things that weigh just 1 gram. A gram is a unit of measurement in the metric system used to measure mass.
Continue ReadingA gram is the smallest measure of weight in the metric system. It is commonly seen on nutrition labels on food products, and is equivalent to 0.0353 dry ounces. After the gram, the next most common measure is the kilogram, followed by the tonne, or ton. There are 1,000 grams in a kilogram, and 1,000 kilograms in a tonne.
Some conversions to put the weight of a gram into perspective are: